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Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  cruelty,  rivalry,  tragedy,  poverty,  racism,  anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  church,  school,  restaurant
Characters:baby,  teacher,  friend,  teenager
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:gangsta grip,  school teacher,  gang violence,  street gang,  american football,  drive by shooting,  sawed off shotgun,  double barreled shotgun,  car driving,  singing in a car,  fast food restaurant,  police car,  loss of friend,  chevrolet impala convertible,  mortgage broker,  african american music,  live in girlfriend,  black director,  black slang,  college bound,  train track,  low rider,  murder of brother,  black family,  fat child,  south central los angeles,  ressentiment,  magnum handgun,  favoritism,  pacifier,  roman catholic,  dominoes,  loss of boyfriend,  lowrider,  afro,  conspiracy theorist,  rescue attempt,  pager,  child swearing,  gentrification,  year 1984,  volkswagen beetle,  death of boyfriend,  attempted robbery,  climbing out a window,  cap,  gangsta,  year 1991,  social decay,  hip hop music,  intentionally misspelled title,  black cop,  paraplegic,  meat cleaver,  palm tree,  n word,  film starts with text,  urban decay,  sexual promiscuity,  young version of character,  real estate,  billboard,  weightlifting,  bitterness,  death of loved one,  advertisement,  vietnam veteran,  shot multiple times,  blood on shirt,  thanksgiving,  loss of brother,  juvenile delinquent,  melancholy,  ethnic slur,  neighborhood,  death threat,  attraction,  barbecue,  title at the end,  racist,  punched in the chest,  teen movie,  ghetto,  convenience store,  junkie,  underage drinking,  loss of son,  hatred,  confrontation,  rap music,  covered in blood,  tension,  drug dealing,  death of friend,  homicide,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  loss of loved one,  title based on song,  high school,  electronic music score,  survivor,  loss of virginity,  what happened to epilogue,  desire,  teen angst,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  single parent,  premarital sex,  hate,  death of son,  directorial debut,  ex convict,  death of brother,  sadness,  tragic event,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  stalking,  long take,  storytelling,  locker room,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  virgin,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  child in peril,  fishing,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  map,  little boy,  football,  drug dealer,  montage,  single mother,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  running,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  shooting,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  gun,  police,  fight,  death,  violence,  sex,  blood

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:vengeance,  anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:school
Characters:friend,  teenager
Period:1990s
Story:gangsta grip,  drive by shooting,  car driving,  chevrolet impala convertible,  black slang,  dominoes,  child swearing,  attempted robbery,  gangsta,  social decay,  n word,  urban decay,  blood on shirt,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  teen movie,  ghetto,  convenience store,  underage drinking,  hatred,  covered in blood,  drug dealing,  death of friend,  homicide,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  high school,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  single parent,  premarital sex,  hate,  directorial debut,  long take,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  single mother,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  brawl,  arrest,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  police,  murder,  death,  violence,  fight,  gun,  blood

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  cruelty,  poverty,  anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Period:1990s,  1980s
Story:gangsta grip,  drive by shooting,  african american music,  black slang,  social decay,  black cop,  urban decay,  thanksgiving,  ethnic slur,  punched in the chest,  ghetto,  junkie,  hatred,  rap music,  tension,  drug dealing,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  danger,  drug addict,  racial slur,  home invasion,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  nipples,  dancing,  african american,  bare chested male,  independent film,  fight,  blood,  police,  gun,  sex,  violence,  murder,  death

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:gangsta grip,  police car,  loss of friend,  social decay,  black cop,  urban decay,  blood on shirt,  loss of brother,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  punched in the chest,  ghetto,  convenience store,  junkie,  death of friend,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  ex convict,  death of brother,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  map,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:racism,  anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:teenager
Story:sawed off shotgun,  police car,  vietnam veteran,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  junkie,  death of friend,  teen angst,  machismo,  ak 47,  ex convict,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage girl,  coming of age,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun,  fight,  violence

Gran Torino (2008)
Drama

Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  racism,  revenge
Locations:church
Characters:baby,  teenager
Story:street gang,  drive by shooting,  police car,  attempted robbery,  hip hop music,  n word,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  ethnic slur,  neighborhood,  barbecue,  racist,  ghetto,  confrontation,  rap music,  death of friend,  teen angst,  uzi,  machismo,  tragic event,  attempted murder,  danger,  racial slur,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  montage,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  gun

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:escape,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:rescue attempt,  social decay,  meat cleaver,  n word,  urban decay,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  ghetto,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  ex convict,  racial slur,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  violence,  police,  death

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Story:gangsta grip,  police car,  gangsta,  social decay,  hip hop music,  black cop,  urban decay,  weightlifting,  vietnam veteran,  ethnic slur,  punched in the chest,  rap music,  drug dealing,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ex convict,  locker room,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  f word,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  african american,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence,  fight

End Of Watch (2012) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

End Of Watch (2012)

In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  tragedy,  escape,  friendship
Locations:school
Characters:friend
Story:gang violence,  street gang,  drive by shooting,  singing in a car,  police car,  south central los angeles,  lowrider,  homicide,  high school,  ak 47,  attempted murder,  danger,  child in peril,  shot in the back,  running,  shooting,  arrest,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  dancing,  gun,  fight,  violence,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Training Day (2001)

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:baby
Story:street gang,  police car,  low rider,  south central los angeles,  lowrider,  hip hop music,  black cop,  n word,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  homicide,  police brutality,  storytelling,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gang,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  police,  gun,  violence,  fight,  death

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:anger,  escape,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:baby
Story:double barreled shotgun,  police car,  blood on shirt,  convenience store,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  ak 47,  directorial debut,  stalking,  attempted murder,  danger,  shot in the leg,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  gun,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence

Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spe… (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  tragedy,  racism,  anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:church,  restaurant
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:police car,  social decay,  palm tree,  n word,  urban decay,  death of loved one,  ethnic slur,  title at the end,  racist,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of loved one,  single parent,  ex convict,  tragic event,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  party,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  cruelty,  anger,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:baby
Story:film starts with text,  death of loved one,  blood on shirt,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  covered in blood,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  police brutality,  death of son,  death of brother,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  bare butt,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  escape,  revenge
Story:street gang,  police car,  social decay,  black cop,  ghetto,  tension,  electronic music score,  police brutality,  stalking,  attempted murder,  gang,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  murder,  police,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  escape,  money,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:sawed off shotgun,  dominoes,  rescue attempt,  social decay,  death of loved one,  blood on shirt,  death threat,  hatred,  loss of loved one,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  directorial debut,  tragic event,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  gang,  telephone,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  bare chested male,  violence,  gun,  death,  murder,  blood

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:friendship,  revenge
Locations:church,  restaurant
Story:drive by shooting,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  junkie,  drug dealing,  what happened to epilogue,  machismo,  death of son,  ex convict,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  little boy,  drug dealer,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

New Police Story (2004) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Police Story (2004)

Inspector Wing of the Hong Kong Police Force has become the victim of a gang, led by the evil Joe. When his entire team is killed, Wing becomes a hapless drunk, feeling guilty for the deaths of his team. A young man with a troubled past pretends to be a police officer working on the case with Wing, to get him back on his feet and begin an adventure to get revenge on the evil Joe and his Gang of Five, especially when it becomes personal. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  escape,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Story:police car,  juvenile delinquent,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  death of friend,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  electronic music score,  teen angst,  uzi,  police brutality,  ak 47,  death of son,  death of brother,  shot in the leg,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

Scarface (1983)
Crime, Drama

Scarface (1983)

Tony Montana manages to leave Cuba during the Mariel exodus of 1980. He finds himself in a Florida refugee camp but his friend Manny has a way out for them: undertake a contract killing and arrangements will be made to get a green card. He's soon working for drug dealer Frank Lopez and shows his mettle when a deal with Colombian drug dealers goes bad. He also brings a new level of violence to Miami. Tony is protective of his younger sister but his mother knows what he does for a living and disowns him. Tony is impatient and wants it all however, including Frank's empire and his mistress Elvira Hancock. Once at the top however, Tony's outrageous actions make him a target and everything comes crumbling down. (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  cruelty,  anger,  money,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:car driving,  loss of friend,  palm tree,  bitterness,  attraction,  drug dealing,  death of friend,  loss of loved one,  electronic music score,  desire,  uzi,  machismo,  sadness,  long take,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  montage,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  interrogation,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  pistol,  cult film,  knife,  nipples,  dancing,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  blood,  death,  violence,  police

The Outsiders (1983)
Crime, Drama

The Outsiders (1983)

The movie details a town split between the wealthy South Zone gang called 'The Socials' and the poor North Zone gang called 'The Greasers'. Dallas Winston, Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade from 'The Greasers' befriend the rich Cherry Valance and Marcia at a drive-in. Later that night, a group of 'The Socs' chase and beat up Johnny and attempt to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. However, Johnny stabs one Soc and kills him, saving Ponyboy. The desperate boys seek Dallas who finds a hideout for them in a nearby town. One week later, Johnny and Ponyboy decide to return to their hometown, with Dallas, to claim the murder as self-defense. But on their way back, they see the church on fire and Ponyboy and Johnny help the children trapped in the church and become heroes. However Johnny is badly wounded and confined to the hospital. Meanwhile The Socs and The Greasers prepare to fight. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  tragedy,  anger,  escape,  friendship
Locations:church
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:gang violence,  street gang,  car driving,  police car,  loss of friend,  bitterness,  juvenile delinquent,  teen movie,  underage drinking,  death of friend,  homicide,  high school,  teen angst,  machismo,  sadness,  danger,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  telephone,  revolver,  running,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  fight,  gun,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:escape,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:teenager
Period:1980s
Story:sawed off shotgun,  double barreled shotgun,  police car,  train track,  child swearing,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  electronic music score,  machismo,  single parent,  directorial debut,  locker room,  attempted murder,  shot in the leg,  child in peril,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  running,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  brawl,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  fight,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller, Drama

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  money,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:baby
Story:sawed off shotgun,  car driving,  singing in a car,  police car,  hip hop music,  young version of character,  death of loved one,  blood on shirt,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  convenience store,  loss of loved one,  title based on song,  uzi,  ak 47,  long take,  attempted murder,  danger,  flash forward,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  man with glasses,  map,  little boy,  montage,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  violence,  death,  murder,  gun,  police

City Of God (2002)
Crime, Drama

City Of God (2002)

Brazil, 1960s, City of God. The Tender Trio robs motels and gas trucks. Younger kids watch and learn well...too well. 1970s: Li'l Ze has prospered very well and owns the city. He causes violence and fear as he wipes out rival gangs without mercy. His best friend Bene is the only one to keep him on the good side of sanity. Rocket has watched these two gain power for years, and he wants no part of it. Yet he keeps getting swept up in the madness. All he wants to do is take pictures. 1980s: Things are out of control between the last two remaining gangs...will it ever end? Welcome to the City of God. (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  escape,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:church
Characters:friend
Period:1980s
Story:gang violence,  street gang,  police car,  murder of brother,  juvenile delinquent,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  loss of virginity,  desire,  uzi,  machismo,  premarital sex,  death of brother,  virgin,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  death of father,  urban setting,  running,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  coming of age,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  violence,  police,  murder,  fight,  gun,  blood,  death

District B13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller, Sci-fi

District B13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  escape,  money,  drugs,  revenge
Story:street gang,  police car,  rescue attempt,  social decay,  film starts with text,  urban decay,  weightlifting,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  ghetto,  convenience store,  drug dealing,  kicked in the stomach,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  long take,  prologue,  drug dealer,  gang,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  running,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  death,  violence,  police

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Action

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Characters:teenager
Story:drive by shooting,  car driving,  police car,  afro,  child swearing,  social decay,  palm tree,  urban decay,  ethnic slur,  punched in the chest,  kicked in the stomach,  machismo,  single parent,  ak 47,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  flash forward,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  dysfunctional family,  gay slur,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  party,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  fight,  police,  violence,  death

Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  loss of friend,  pager,  year 1991,  thanksgiving,  ethnic slur,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  ex convict,  tragic event,  stalking,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  flash forward,  racial slur,  home invasion,  child in peril,  map,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  fight,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  escape,  drugs,  revenge,  friendship
Characters:friend
Story:gang violence,  drive by shooting,  attempted robbery,  social decay,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  blood on shirt,  punched in the chest,  junkie,  hatred,  covered in blood,  tension,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  directorial debut,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  arrest,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  gun

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Action

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  escape
Locations:wheelchair,  church,  restaurant
Story:police car,  attempted robbery,  title at the end,  punched in the chest,  convenience store,  hatred,  electronic music score,  what happened to epilogue,  death of brother,  tragic event,  long take,  danger,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  drug dealer,  montage,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  fight,  blood,  police,  death,  violence,  gun

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  tragedy,  anger,  escape,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Story:sawed off shotgun,  rescue attempt,  gangsta,  social decay,  urban decay,  death of loved one,  death threat,  title at the end,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  tension,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of loved one,  electronic music score,  uzi,  police brutality,  ak 47,  hate,  attempted murder,  danger,  home invasion,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence

Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Alpha Dog (2006)

1999, Claremont, California. Middle-class kids, in their 20s, talk trash, wave guns, hang out in a pack. Johnny Truelove, drug dealer and son of a underworld figure, threatens Jake Mazursky, an explosive head case who owes Johnny money; Jake responds by breaking into Johnny's house. On impulse, Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach. Zach's okay with it, figuring his brother will pay the debt soon. Johnny assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder, and they develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control. Group think, amorality, and fear of prison assert a hold on the pack. Is Zach in danger? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:police car,  climbing out a window,  weightlifting,  convenience store,  underage drinking,  rap music,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  loss of virginity,  what happened to epilogue,  uzi,  death of son,  danger,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  shot to death,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  party,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  violence

Fire With Fire (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Fire With Fire (2012)

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  revenge
Story:police car,  shot multiple times,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  punched in the chest,  convenience store,  hatred,  electronic music score,  uzi,  premarital sex,  locker room,  attempted murder,  prologue,  danger,  flash forward,  racial slur,  montage,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight,  death

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  money,  drugs,  revenge
Characters:teacher
Story:police car,  murder of brother,  social decay,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  junkie,  ex convict,  death of brother,  locker room,  prologue,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  death of father,  running,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  fight,  gun,  blood,  police,  death

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  conspiracy theorist,  social decay,  black cop,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  junkie,  death of friend,  skateboard,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  directorial debut,  sadness,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  attempted murder,  danger,  drug addict,  racial slur,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  map,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  gun,  murder

Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Run All Night (2015)

Professional Brooklyn hitman Jimmy Conlon is more commonly known as THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hit-man, who was best friends with his boss Sean Maguire. But when Jimmy's son, Michael, is marked for death by the mob, Jimmy must go up against Sean to protect Michael at all costs. Together, he and Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:punched in the chest,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  electronic music score,  machismo,  death of son,  locker room,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  child in peril,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

Gomorrah (2008)
Crime, Drama

Gomorrah (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia.

Themes:cruelty,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Characters:baby,  friend
Story:street gang,  drive by shooting,  title at the end,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  homicide,  uzi,  machismo,  ak 47,  long take,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  shot in the back,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shooting,  bare butt,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  pistol,  chase,  dancing,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  sex,  murder,  blood,  gun,  death,  violence

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  escape,  money,  drugs,  friendship
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:teacher,  friend,  teenager
Story:police car,  murder of brother,  dominoes,  weightlifting,  drug dealing,  high school,  machismo,  death of son,  death of brother,  prologue,  drug addict,  flash forward,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  montage,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  running,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  shooting,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  teenage girl,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  dancing,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  gun,  police,  blood,  fight,  violence,  death

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  money,  drugs
Story:gangsta grip,  black cop,  n word,  shot multiple times,  ethnic slur,  drug dealing,  uzi,  ak 47,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  drug dealer,  f word,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  gun,  murder

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the men he is looking for have done this more than once. And that everyone they grabbed is connected to a drug dealer. He was about to give up when they grab another girl and Scudder tries make sure she's returned alive. (Read More)

Themes:money,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair
Period:1990s
Story:climbing out a window,  year 1991,  meat cleaver,  ethnic slur,  convenience store,  death of brother,  stalking,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  montage,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  blood,  violence,  murder,  death

King Of New York (1990)
Crime, Thriller

King Of New York (1990)

After completing a lengthy prison sentence, one-time drug kingpin Frank White returns to New York intent on reestablishing his empire and making things as they were before he left. Others of course have taken over the business during his absence but that clearly isn't going to stop White. While he is gunning down the opposition, he decides he's going to give away the money he'll make to modernize the hospital in his old neighborhood. Drug dealers aren't the only thing he has to worry about however: a group of rogue cops decide they are going to take him down. (Read More)

Themes:money,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  gangsta,  social decay,  hip hop music,  black cop,  ethnic slur,  neighborhood,  ghetto,  junkie,  hatred,  rap music,  drug dealing,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  ak 47,  ex convict,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  gang,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  urban setting,  arrest,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  gangster,  machine gun,  black comedy,  beating,  cult film,  chase,  party,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  death,  police,  murder,  violence

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rumble In The Bronx (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:escape,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  church,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:street gang,  police car,  paraplegic,  blood on shirt,  neighborhood,  punched in the chest,  covered in blood,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  what happened to epilogue,  uzi,  home invasion,  child in peril,  little boy,  gang,  revolver,  interrogation,  urban setting,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Homefront (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:school
Story:school teacher,  death threat,  title at the end,  junkie,  confrontation,  drug dealing,  machismo,  single parent,  ak 47,  death of son,  drug addict,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  blood,  fight

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama

Pain & Gain (2013)

Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo ('Mark Wahlberg (I)' (qv)) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal ('Anthony Mackie' (qv)) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle ('Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv)). Their kidnapping and extortion scheme goes terribly wrong since they have muscles for brains and they're left to haphazardly try to hold onto the elusive American dream. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:wheelchair,  church,  restaurant
Period:1990s
Story:palm tree,  weightlifting,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  videotape,  what happened to epilogue,  machismo,  premarital sex,  ex convict,  long take,  attempted murder,  drug addict,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  montage,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  fight,  blood

American History X (1998)
Crime, Drama

American History X (1998)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men 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 of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  anger,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:friend,  teenager
Story:gang violence,  n word,  blood on shirt,  loss of brother,  juvenile delinquent,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  racist,  hatred,  high school,  single parent,  hate,  directorial debut,  ex convict,  death of brother,  racial slur,  gang,  dysfunctional family,  f word,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  bare butt,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage boy,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  bare chested male,  gun,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Enemy Mine (1985)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi

Enemy Mine (1985)

A soldier from Earth crash-lands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting; they band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  anger,  escape,  friendship,  revenge
Characters:baby,  friend
Story:american football,  loss of friend,  rescue attempt,  loss of brother,  punched in the chest,  hatred,  death of friend,  kicked in the stomach,  electronic music score,  survivor,  death of brother,  danger,  child in peril,  football,  montage,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  corpse,  beating,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  fight,  death,  violence

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:poverty,  racism,  escape,  money,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:singing in a car,  police car,  social decay,  real estate,  billboard,  shot multiple times,  blood on shirt,  loss of brother,  ethnic slur,  death threat,  racist,  ex convict,  death of brother,  ex husband ex wife relationship,  long take,  danger,  racial slur,  map,  football,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  rifle,  shooting,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  murder,  gun,  blood,  violence

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  escape,  revenge
Period:1990s
Story:police car,  death threat,  racist,  punched in the chest,  kicked in the stomach,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  danger,  child in peril,  man with glasses,  little boy,  gang,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  african american,  gun,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police,  death

Joker (2019)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Joker (2019)

Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  tragedy,  anger,  escape,  money,  revenge
Period:1980s
Story:street gang,  police car,  social decay,  urban decay,  hatred,  tension,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  police brutality,  single parent,  sadness,  stalking,  long take,  locker room,  danger,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  little boy,  montage,  single mother,  shot in the back,  f word,  telephone,  revolver,  death of father,  urban setting,  running,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  arrest,  written by director,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  dancing,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  fight

Machete (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:racism,  escape,  revenge
Locations:church
Story:sawed off shotgun,  lowrider,  meat cleaver,  ethnic slur,  title at the end,  racist,  punched in the chest,  covered in blood,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  premarital sex,  death of brother,  drug addict,  flash forward,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  man with glasses,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  death of father,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  bare butt,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  corpse,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence

Lionheart (1990)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sport

Lionheart (1990)

Lyon Gaultier is a deserter in the Foreign Legion arriving in the USA entirely hard up. He finds his brother between life and death and his sister-in-law without the money needed to heal her husband and to maintain her child. To earn the money needed, Gaultier decides to take part in some very dangerous clandestine fights. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  escape,  money,  revenge,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:street gang,  palm tree,  n word,  loss of brother,  ethnic slur,  punched in the chest,  kicked in the stomach,  videotape,  machismo,  death of brother,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  montage,  single mother,  gang,  f word,  handcuffs,  death of father,  bare butt,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  punched in the face,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  cult film,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  death,  fight,  murder,  blood,  violence

Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:escape
Story:singing in a car,  police car,  black cop,  ethnic slur,  barbecue,  punched in the chest,  kicked in the stomach,  high school,  electronic music score,  police brutality,  ak 47,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  home invasion,  football,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  slow motion scene,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  african american,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

Green Room (2015)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:racism,  escape,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:restaurant
Story:police car,  climbing out a window,  n word,  ethnic slur,  tension,  death of friend,  attempted murder,  danger,  racial slur,  shot in the leg,  no opening credits,  man with glasses,  drug dealer,  montage,  gang,  gay slur,  shot in the back,  f word,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  brawl,  tough guy,  written by director,  slow motion scene,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  tattoo,  boyfriend girlfriend relationship,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  death,  violence,  fight,  murder,  blood,  police

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