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Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

Once Upon A Time In America (1984)

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later.

Themes:heist, cruelty, sadism, guilt, mafia, blackmail, brutality, corruption, voyeurism, torture, fear, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel, rooftop, cemetery, hotel, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:jewish, actress, dancer, prostitute, nipples, friend, masturbation, nudity
Period:1920s, 1930s, 1960s
Story:prohibition, jewish mafia, opium den, nude girl, outlaw gang, crime epic, sexual assault, mafia boss, drive by shooting, political corruption, police corruption, betrayal by friend, car in water, sex in car, date rape, rape victim, panties pulled down, no panties, white panties, childhood friend

The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Themes:cruelty, sadism, mafia, blackmail, brutality, corruption, fear, betrayal, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:brothel, rooftop, hotel, hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1920s, 1960s
Story:jewish mafia, crime epic, political corruption, name change, mob violence, mob hit, famous score, motorboat, extortion, miami florida, italian american, mercilessness, backstage, nostalgia, switchblade, railway station, child murder, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, new york

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:cruelty, sadism, mafia, brutality, corruption, fear, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:friend, nipples
Story:crime epic, killing, political corruption, telephone box, mob violence, mob hit, famous score, decadence, brooklyn bridge, miami florida, mercilessness, organized crime, danger, controversy, stabbed to death, mansion, cleavage, bathroom, shooting, shot in the head

Goodfellas (1990)
Crime, Drama

Goodfellas (1990)

Henry Hill might be a small time gangster, who may have taken part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who might have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners could kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to think about climbing up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, might be badly affected by his partners' success, but will he consider stooping low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy? (Read More)

Themes:mafia, heist, brutality, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:jewish, friend
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic, police corruption, gangster, mob violence, mob hit, juvenile delinquent, extortion, italian american, freeze frame, arson, organized crime, scantily clad female, nonlinear timeline, toilet, cleavage, shot in the head, face slap, cult film, new york city, based on novel

The Untouchables (1987) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, corruption
Locations:hotel
Period:1930s
Story:prohibition, crime epic, police corruption, speakeasy, corrupt, mob violence, tommy gun, famous score, hit in the crotch, italian american, switchblade, railway station, freeze frame, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, shooting, shot in the head, gangster, based on book, based on novel

Sin City (2005)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City (2005)

Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. This is why Sin City (2005) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, sadism, blackmail, brutality, corruption, torture, betrayal
Locations:hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:political corruption, police corruption, corrupt, gang warfare, cop killer, shot in the eye, alley, sexy woman, mercilessness, switchblade, killing, organized crime, danger, scantily clad female, nonlinear timeline, good versus evil, cleavage, shooting, face slap, urination

American Gangster (2007)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

American Gangster (2007)

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. As a result, his product is superior to what is currently available on the street and his prices are lower. His alliance with the New York Mafia ensures his position. It is also the story of a dedicated and honest policeman, Richie Roberts, who heads up a joint narcotics task force with the Federal government. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, sadism, mafia, brutality, corruption, drugs
Characters:jewish, nipples
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic, mafia boss, drive by shooting, police corruption, criminal syndicate, mob hit, extortion, italian american, mercilessness, assault, country name in title, organized crime, shooting, shot in the head, gangster, new york city, death, sex scene, police, violence

Miller's Crossing (1990)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Miller's Crossing (1990)

Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne) is the right-hand man, and chief adviser, to a mob boss, Leo (Albert Finney). Trouble is brewing between Leo and another mob boss, Johnny Caspar (Jon Polito), over the activities of a bookie, Bernie Bernbaum (John Turturro) and Leo and Tom are at odds on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, Tom is in a secret relationship with Leo's girlfriend, Verna (Marcia Gay Harden), who happens to be the sister of Bernie. In trying to resolve the issue, Tom is cast out from Leo's camp and ultimately finds himself stuck in the middle between several deadly, unforgiving parties. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, blackmail, fear, betrayal
Locations:cemetery
Period:1930s, 1920s
Story:prohibition, crime epic, political corruption, police corruption, gang warfare, mob violence, mob hit, fedora, police chief, extortion, italian american, organized crime, face slap, gangster, mirror, fire, brother sister relationship, cult film, based on novel, police

Gangs Of New York (2002) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

Gangs Of New York (2002)

Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. It's also the time of the Civil War and forced conscription leads to the worst riots in US history. Amid the violence and corruption, young Vallon tries to establish himself in the area and also seek revenge over his father's death. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, torture, betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery
Story:political corruption, corrupt, gang warfare, chinese american, pocket watch, brooklyn bridge, fog, hit in the crotch, organized crime, stabbed to death, new york, shooting, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, mirror, fire, new york city, dancing, sex scene

Cidade De Deus (2002)
Crime, Drama

Cidade De Deus (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:brutality, corruption, torture, fear, friendship
Locations:brothel, beach
Characters:dancer, prostitute, friend
Period:1960s
Story:crime epic, police corruption, gang warfare, name change, mob violence, juvenile delinquent, mercilessness, freeze frame, organized crime, controversy, nonlinear timeline, good versus evil, reporter, shooting, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, based on book, teenage boy, teenage girl

Public Enemies (2009)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance

Public Enemies (2009)

This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. He loved what he did and could imagine little else that would make him happier. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. It's there that he meets Billie Frechette with whom he falls deeply in love. In parallel we meet Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down. The FBI was is in its early days and Director J. Edgar Hoover was keen to promote the clean cut image that so dominated the organization through his lifetime. Purvis realizes that if he is going to get Dillinger, he will have to use street tactics and imports appropriate men with police training. Dillinger is eventually betrayed by an acquaintance who tells the authorities just where to find him on a given night. This is why Public Enemies (2009) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, torture, fear, betrayal, friendship
Locations:brothel, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:dancer, friend
Period:1930s
Story:crime epic, tommy gun, dying words, prohibition, pocket watch, outlaw, italian american, railway station, movie theater, organized crime, shooting, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, car, based on book, dancing, sex scene, police, blood

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:guilt, mafia, brutality, corruption, torture, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Locations:rooftop, cemetery, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:prostitute, friend
Story:crime epic, police corruption, criminal syndicate, mob violence, mob hit, chinese american, cop killer, italian american, mercilessness, switchblade, arson, killing, organized crime, danger, scantily clad female, cleavage, shooting, shot in the head, gangster, car

The Godfather (1972) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather (1972)

When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one of his subalterns, a series of unfortunate events start happening to the family, and a war begins between all the well-known families leading to insolence, deportation, murder and revenge, and ends with the favorable successor being finally chosen. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, drugs, betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:cemetery, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Story:police corruption, telephone box, gang warfare, tommy gun, mob violence, mob hit, famous score, cop killer, shot in the eye, italian american, mercilessness, movie theater, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, mansion, bathroom, shooting, urination, gangster, brother sister relationship

L.a. Confidential (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. (Read More)

Themes:corruption, blackmail
Locations:restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:killing, police corruption, rape victim, corrupt, criminal syndicate, mob hit, famous score, rainstorm, switchblade, organized crime, toilet, mansion, reporter, face slap, mirror, police, violence, murder, based on novel, death

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia, brutality, fear, betrayal
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant
Story:mafia boss, brooklyn bridge, mercilessness, arson, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, danger, stabbed to death, shot in the head, gangster, mirror, fire, brother sister relationship, new york city, violence, flashback, gun, blood, murder, death

Casino (1995)
Crime, Drama

Casino (1995)

This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence. This is why Casino (1995) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:mafia, heist, brutality, voyeurism, torture, betrayal, drugs
Characters:friend, prostitute, nudity
Story:crime epic, political corruption, mob violence, mob hit, copulation, italian american, coitus, key, organized crime, scantily clad female, cleavage, voyeur, shot in the head, gangster, based on book, panties, cult film, based on novel, sex scene, death

Black Mass (2015) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
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:mafia, brutality, corruption, torture, fear, betrayal, friendship
Locations:cemetery, hotel, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:prostitute, friend
Story:drive by shooting, childhood friend, mob hit, extortion, miami florida, italian american, mercilessness, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, reporter, shot in the head, gangster, based on book, death, murder, blood, violence, flashback

Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:heist
Locations:cemetery, restaurant
Story:political corruption, police corruption, mob hit, stairwell, hit in the crotch, assault, killing, organized crime, stabbed to death, toilet, shot in the head, car, cult film, violence, death, murder, police

The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Crime, Drama

The Godfather: Part III (1990)

In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, mafia, corruption, betrayal
Mood:epic
Locations:hospital
Story:mob violence, dying words, mob hit, italian american, nostalgia, railway station, assault, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, reporter, gangster, brother sister relationship, cult film, new york city, dancing, murder, flashback, violence, death

A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Protagonist Alex DeLarge is an "ultraviolent" youth in futuristic Britain. As with all luck, his eventually runs out and he's arrested and convicted of murder and rape. While in prison, Alex learns of an experimental program in which convicts are programmed to detest violence. If he goes through the program, his sentence will be reduced and he will be back on the streets sooner than expected. But Alex's ordeals are far from over once he hits the mean streets of Britain that he had a hand in creating. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, torture, betrayal, drugs, friendship
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:masturbation
Story:sexual assault, rape victim, white panties, gang leader, famous score, juvenile delinquent, release from prison, ambiguous ending, rainstorm, movie theater, assault, public nudity, controversy, scantily clad female, female pubic hair, mansion, cleavage, reporter, voyeur, rape

American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence. This is why American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, brutality, torture, fear, drugs, friendship
Locations:restaurant
Characters:prostitute, nipples
Story:ambiguity, stairwell, ambiguous ending, killing, controversy, scantily clad female, stabbed to death, new york, cleavage, voyeur, shot in the head, urination, mirror, fire, rape, panties, cult film, leg spreading, new york city, dancing

Eastern Promises (2007)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eastern Promises (2007)

In London, the Russian pregnant teenager Tatiana arrives bleeding in a hospital, and the doctors save her baby only. The Russian descendant midwife Anna Khitrova finds Tatiana's diary written in Russian language in her belongings and decided to find her family to deliver the baby, she brings the diary home and ask her uncle Stepan to translate the document. Stepan refuses, but Anna finds a card of a restaurant owned by the Russian Semyon inside the diary and she visits the old man trying to find a lead to contact Tatiana's family. When she mentions the existence of the diary, Semyon immediately offers to translate the document. However, Stepan translates part of the diary and Anna discovers that Semyon and his sick son Kirill had raped Tatiana when she was fourteen years old and forced her to work as prostitute in a brothel of their own. Further, Semyon is the dangerous boss of the Russian mafia "Vory v Zakone", jeopardizing the safety of Anna and her family. Meanwhile, Semyon's driver Nikolai Luzhin gets close to Kirill and Semyon, climbing positions in the criminal organization, but he helps Anna, her family and the baby. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, voyeurism, betrayal
Locations:brothel, restaurant, cemetery, hospital
Characters:prostitute, nudity
Story:rape victim, panties pulled down, no panties, chauffeur, copulation, coitus, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, scantily clad female, voyeur, face slap, urination, teenage girl, rape, panties, leg spreading, sex scene, murder, violence, blood

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, guilt, corruption, voyeurism, fear, drugs, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer, prostitute, friend, nipples
Story:panties pulled down, no panties, white panties, copulation, coitus, public nudity, danger, stripping, scantily clad female, female pubic hair, toilet, mansion, cleavage, voyeur, bathroom, urination, mirror, panties, cult film, leg spreading

Carlito's Way (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carlito's Way (1993)

A Puerto Rican ex-con pledges to stay away from his former drug dealing ways but finds himself being dragged back by his past connections and the naive machinations of his lawyer and best friend. Hoping to raise enough money to get away from New York, Carlito Brigante takes on the job of running a nightclub, renews an affair with a dancer but old associates and old instincts suck him back into a world of violence and mistrust. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, blackmail, voyeurism, betrayal, drugs
Locations:hospital
Characters:jewish, dancer, friend
Story:no panties, mob violence, mob hit, extortion, railway station, organized crime, scantily clad female, cleavage, voyeur, shot in the head, gangster, panties, leg spreading, new york city, dancing, based on novel, murder, flashback, violence, blood

Hitman (2007) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hitman (2007)

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, torture
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant
Characters:prostitute, nudity
Story:rainstorm, railway station, key, nonlinear timeline, stabbed to death, shot in the head, topless female nudity, bare breasts, sex scene, violence, gun, flashback, death, police, blood, murder

Boogie Nights (1997)
Drama

Boogie Nights (1997)

Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting. This is why Boogie Nights (1997) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:voyeurism, fear, drugs
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:actress, masturbation, nudity
Story:nude girl, sex in car, no panties, white panties, sex with a minor, nude, copulation, coitus, assault, passion, public nudity, scantily clad female, female pubic hair, mansion, cleavage, voyeur, shooting, shot in the head, face slap, mirror

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:heist, sadism, mafia, blackmail, brutality, corruption, torture, fear, betrayal, friendship
Mood:epic
Locations:rooftop, restaurant, hospital
Story:crime epic, mafia boss, organized crime, police corruption, garbage truck, famous score, menace, ambiguous ending, mercilessness, faked death, character repeating someone else's dialogue, key, danger, good versus evil, reporter, face slap, gangster, fire, cult film, police

Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Catch Me If You Can (2002)

New Rochelle, the 1960s. High schooler Frank Abagnale Jr. idolizes his father, who's in trouble with the IRS. When his parents separate, Frank runs away to Manhattan with $25 in his checking account, vowing to regain dad's losses and get his parents back together. Just a few years later, the FBI tracks him down in France; he's extradited, tried, and jailed for passing more than $4,000,000 in bad checks. Along the way, he's posed as a Pan Am pilot, a pediatrician, and an attorney. And, from nearly the beginning of this life of crime, he's been pursued by a dour FBI agent, Carl Hanratty. What starts as cat and mouse becomes something akin to father and son. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal
Locations:hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:prostitute
Period:1960s
Story:telephone box, name change, underage sex, rainstorm, miami florida, italian american, movie theater, cinema, character repeating someone else's dialogue, nonlinear timeline, toilet, mansion, car, teenage boy, cult film, new york city, dancing, sex scene, flashback, police

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, corruption, torture
Locations:brothel, hotel, restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:drive by shooting, police corruption, tommy gun, police chief, child murder, freeze frame, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, danger, mansion, good versus evil, shot in the head, gangster, based on book, fire, death, murder, police, violence, blood

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Man Som Hatar Kvinnor (2009)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle suspects murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history; but, the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, blackmail, brutality, torture, fear, drugs
Locations:hospital
Characters:jewish, prostitute
Story:rape victim, panties pulled down, no panties, viciousness, corrupt, copulation, coitus, assault, danger, scantily clad female, cleavage, reporter, bathroom, shooting, face slap, fire, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, rape, panties

Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. This is why Basic Instinct (1992) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, guilt, corruption, voyeurism, betrayal
Characters:nipples, nudity
Story:panties pulled down, no panties, clothes ripping, dying words, stairwell, danger, controversy, scantily clad female, female pubic hair, cleavage, voyeur, shooting, shot in the head, car, topless female nudity, panties, leg spreading, dancing, police, murder

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, corruption, fear
Locations:hospital
Characters:jewish, dancer
Story:rape victim, panties pulled down, white panties, sex with a minor, brooklyn bridge, ambiguous ending, public nudity, scantily clad female, female pubic hair, reporter, voyeur, bathroom, shot in the head, mirror, teenage girl, rape, panties, cult film, new york city, dancing

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Thriller

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

Marv is unconscious on a highway surrounded by corpses. When he awakes, he has amnesia and tries to recall his last steps from the Kadie's saloon on the Saturday night. He recalls that he found four playboys burning a homeless man alive and defended the poor man. Marv hunts them down and kills the group. The cocky gambler Johnny hits jackpot in slot machines in the Kadie's saloon and invites the waitress Marcie to go with him to play poker game against the powerful Senator Roark. He wins the game and suffers the consequence of his arrogance. The private detective Dwight McCarthy is contacted by his former lover Ava Lord that asks to meet him at the Kadie's saloon. Ava asks him for forgiveness for leaving him to marry the wealthy Damian Lord. However her strong chauffeur Manute takes her home. Dwight snoops around Ava's house but is found and beaten by Manute and the bodyguards. When he returns home, Ava is waiting for him naked in the bed and seduces him again. Then she tells that Damian and Manute torture her and soon she will be killed. Once again Manute takes Ava with him and hits Dwight that invites Marv to help him to rescue Ava. Damian denies the accusation but Dwight beats him to death while Marv tear Manute's eye out. But soon Dwight finds that he was lured by Ava that shoots him. Marv rescues Dwight and takes him to the Old Town where Dwight finds his former lover Gail that helps him to recover while Dwight plots revenge against Ava. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, corruption, voyeurism, torture, betrayal
Locations:brothel, cemetery, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:shot in the eye, chauffeur, rainstorm, switchblade, railway station, character repeating someone else's dialogue, nonlinear timeline, stabbed to death, mansion, voyeur, shot in the head, fire, based on novel, sex scene, death, flashback, violence, blood, murder

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:heist, brutality, corruption, torture, betrayal, friendship
Locations:hotel
Characters:nipples
Story:corrupt, locker, hit in the crotch, freeze frame, arson, character repeating someone else's dialogue, key, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, shooting, shot in the head, urination, gangster, mirror, fire, bare breasts, police, flashback, blood, violence

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. (Read More)

Themes:brutality, torture, betrayal, friendship
Locations:rooftop, cemetery, hospital
Characters:prostitute, masturbation
Story:brooklyn bridge, hit in the crotch, italian american, switchblade, freeze frame, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, stabbed to death, mansion, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, teenage girl, new york city, murder, death, violence, police, flashback

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, corruption, torture
Locations:restaurant, hospital
Characters:prostitute
Story:police corruption, extortion, arson, character repeating someone else's dialogue, organized crime, stabbed to death, mansion, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, teenage girl, death, violence, murder, blood, flashback

Rocky III (1982) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:guilt, brutality, fear, friendship
Locations:beach
Story:famous score, alley, release from prison, ambiguous ending, italian american, mercilessness, backstage, freeze frame, character repeating someone else's dialogue, mansion, reporter, brother sister relationship, cult film, death, violence, flashback

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, sadism, brutality, corruption, fear
Characters:prostitute
Story:rape victim, sex with a minor, mercilessness, freeze frame, killing, character repeating someone else's dialogue, controversy, stabbed to death, reporter, shooting, shot in the head, face slap, urination, fire, brother sister relationship, rape, panties, cult film, dancing, violence

Layer Cake (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Layer Cake (2004)

A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal Serbian gang and a whole series of double crossings. The title "LAYER CAKE" refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. (Read More)

Themes:heist, guilt, mafia, blackmail, torture, fear, betrayal, drugs
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:no panties, gangster, motorboat, extortion, organized crime, scantily clad female, mansion, cleavage, voyeur, shot in the head, mirror, panties, leg spreading, dancing, based on novel, gun, death, murder, blood, violence

Legend (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Legend (2015)

The true story of London's most notorious gangsters, twins Reggie and Ronnie Kray. As the brothers rise through the criminal underworld, Ronnie advances the family business with violence and intimidation while Reggie struggles to go legitimate for local girl Frances Shea. In and out of prison, Ronnie's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, guilt, mafia, torture, fear
Locations:cemetery, restaurant
Characters:dancer
Period:1960s
Story:viciousness, extortion, hit in the crotch, italian american, switchblade, assault, freeze frame, stabbed to death, face slap, gangster, mirror, brother sister relationship, dancing, violence, murder, police, blood, gun

The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Boondock Saints (1999)

Two Irish brothers accidentally kill mafia thugs. They turn themselves in and are released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and start knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he comes to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing. This is why The Boondock Saints (1999) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:mafia, brutality, betrayal, friendship
Locations:rooftop, hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:dancer, friend, masturbation, nudity
Story:mafia boss, alley, italian american, freeze frame, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, reporter, shooting, shot in the head, fire, cult film, dancing, murder, flashback, death, gun, police, violence, blood

Analyze This (1999)
Comedy, Crime

Analyze This (1999)

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? (Read More)

Themes:mafia, guilt, betrayal, friendship
Locations:hotel, restaurant, beach, hospital
Characters:jewish
Story:mafia boss, mob hit, miami florida, italian american, scantily clad female, new york, cleavage, reporter, gangster, new york city, dancing, murder, death, gun, police

Crank (2006)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Crank (2006)

When the hit-man Chev Chelios is poisoned by the criminal Verona, his friend and doctor Miles advises him that he must keep his adrenaline levels elevated to stay alive. Chev meets his girlfriend Eve and together they look for Verona to kill him.

Themes:voyeurism
Locations:hotel, restaurant, hospital
Characters:friend
Story:white panties, clothes ripping, copulation, coitus, public nudity, organized crime, scantily clad female, cleavage, voyeur, bathroom, shooting, shot in the head, panties, cult film, leg spreading, bare breasts, death, blood

Snatch (2000)
Comedy, Crime

Snatch (2000)

Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Pitt, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog! (Read More)

Themes:heist, mafia, brutality, torture
Characters:friend
Story:jewish mafia, shot in the eye, hit in the crotch, italian american, freeze frame, arson, organized crime, nonlinear timeline, shot in the head, gangster, cult film, flashback, death, violence, blood, murder

Blue Velvet (1986) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blue Velvet (1986)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his idyllic hometown of Lumberton to manage his father's hardware store while his father is hospitalized. Walking though a grassy meadow near the family home, Jeffrey finds a severed human ear. After an initial investigation, lead police Detective John Williams advises Jeffrey not to speak to anyone about the case as they investigate further. Detective Williams also tells Jeffrey that he cannot divulge any information about what the police know. Detective Williams' high school aged daughter, Sandy Williams, tells Jeffrey what she knows about the case from overhearing her father's private conversations on the matter: that it has to do with a nightclub singer named Dorothy Vallens, who lives in an older apartment building near the Beaumont home. His curiosity getting the better of him, Jeffrey, with Sandy's help, decides to find out more about the woman at the center of the case by breaking into Dorothy's apartment while he knows she's at work. What Jeffrey finds is a world unfamiliar to him, one that he doesn't truly understand but one that he is unable to deny the lure of despite the inherent dangers of being associated with a possible murder. Still, he is torn between this world and the prospect of a relationship with Sandy, the two who are falling for each other, despite Sandy already being in a relationship with Mike, the school's star football player. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail, voyeurism, drugs
Locations:brothel, hospital
Characters:nudity
Story:police corruption, stairwell, switchblade, peeping tom, assault, public nudity, controversy, female pubic hair, good versus evil, voyeur, shot in the head, face slap, gangster, rape, cult film, leg spreading, police, sex scene, gun, death

Payback (1999)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Payback (1999)

Porter is bad, but his neighbours are worse. Street-wise and tough, an ex-marine, he is betrayed by a one-time partner, and shot in the back by his junkie wife. He survives and returns, looking to recover his share from the robbery of an Asian crime gang. The money has passed into the hands of "the Outfit", a slick gangster organisation that runs the city. He has to make his way through a world populated by heroin dealers, prostitutes, sado-masochists, gunmen and crooked cops, a place where torture is a way of life. His only friend is a former employer, a prostitute, and her loyalty is in question, given she now works for the Outfit. He makes good early progress, but then falls into the hands of Fairfax, the crime boss. This is why Payback (1999) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984). (Read More)

Themes:heist, mafia, brutality, corruption, torture, betrayal, drugs
Locations:hotel, restaurant
Characters:prostitute, friend
Story:drive by shooting, police corruption, corrupt, tommy gun, extortion, sexy woman, hit in the crotch, organized crime, scantily clad female, shooting, shot in the head, gangster, car, panties, based on novel, flashback, gun, violence, blood, police

The Bank Job (2008)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Bank Job (2008)

Business is slow for Terry Leather, a London car dealer, married with children. He's an artful dodger, so Martine, a former model with a thing for him, brings him her scheme: a bank's alarm is off for a couple weeks, so let's tunnel into the vault. He assembles a team, not realizing her real goal is a safe-deposit box with compromising photos of a royal: she needs the photos to trade for avoiding a jail sentence - and MI-5, or is it MI-6, is pulling the strings two steps removed. A Trinidadian thug, a high-end bordello owner, and a pornographer also have things stored in the vault, so the break-in threatens many a powerful personage. Is there any way these amateurs can pull it off? (Read More)

Themes:heist, mafia, blackmail, corruption, torture, drugs
Locations:brothel, rooftop, beach
Story:political corruption, police corruption, car, doublecross, extortion, railway station, assault, nonlinear timeline, shot in the head, sex scene, murder, death, violence

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Themes:torture, friendship
Locations:rooftop, hotel, beach, hospital
Characters:actress, friend
Story:no panties, childhood friend, hearse, scantily clad female, nonlinear timeline, female pubic hair, cleavage, bathroom, shooting, shot in the head, urination, teenage boy, teenage girl, panties, cult film, leg spreading, new york city, murder, police, based on novel

Sleepers (1996) is one of the best movies like Once Upon A Time In America (1984)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sleepers (1996)

As children, Lorenzo Carcaterra - Shakes to his friends - Michael Sullivan, Tommy Marcano, and John Reilly were inseparable. They grew up in Hell's Kitchen, a far from perfect neighborhood, one filled as Shakes says with scams and shake downs, but one where the rules were known by its residents. The one adult who they admired was Father Bobby Carelli, who understood them as kids more than most adults and more than he himself would like to admit. In 1967, their lives would change forever when a typical teenage prank went wrong which led to the four of them being sentenced to various terms at Wilkinson Home for Boys, a reformatory. There, they were physically, emotionally and sexually abused primarily by Sean Nokes, the head guard of their cell block, and fellow guards Ralph Ferguson, Henry Addison, and Adam Styler, although there were other caring figures of authority at the home including other guards. Their time at the home affected the four, not all who were able to emerge from the experience to regroup their lives. In their want to forget about the experience, they made a vow not to talk about it either between themselves or with others. Fast forward thirteen years, with Tommy and Johnny being career criminals, Michael an assistant district attorney and Shakes a newspaper writer, their friendship on the surface more loose than it was when they were children. When Tommy and John spot Nokes, it leads to Shakes and Michael banding together to exact revenge not only on Nokes but all four of the guards who abused them. Michael had long mapped out a plan even before Tommy and John saw Nokes, but that sighting and its aftermath alters the plan. Beyond the precarious position Tommy and John place themselves into, Michael has the most to lose even if the plan succeeds. Most of the plan implementation is left to Shakes who has to enlist the machine of Hell's Kitchen, including mob boss King Benny, and their childhood friend, social worker Carol Martinez, who currently is John's girlfriend. Beyond co-opting aging lawyer Danny Snyder, who admits he may not be the best choice as an alcoholic who is no longer near the top of his game, the plan is threatened by a key piece, the need for an unreproachable figure to perjure him or herself, that person who Michael and Shakes hopes will be Father Bobby. Father Bobby, even if he knew of the abuse, may not be able to do his friends this enormous favor of an illegal nature, he who has to balance the morality of the situation in his own mind in deciding what to do. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty, sadism, corruption, torture, betrayal, friendship
Locations:rooftop, restaurant, hospital
Characters:friend
Period:1960s
Story:sexual assault, childhood friend, hearse, juvenile delinquent, italian american, peeping tom, key, reporter, bathroom, shooting, gangster, based on book, teenage boy, rape, new york city, flashback, death, gun, violence, police

True Romance (1993)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

True Romance (1993)

In Detroit, Clarence Worley goes to the movie theater alone on the day of his birthday to watch some movies. The gorgeous Alabama Whitman accidentally drops her popcorn on Clarence and they watch the movie together. Later they go to a diner for pie, and end up having a one night stand. In the morning, Alabama confesses that she is a call-girl hired to spend the night with him, but she has fallen in love with him. In the morning they get married and Clarence goes to the club where she worked to bring her some clothes. However, her pimp Drexl Spivey and his partner beat up Clarence and he reacts by killing them both. Clarence asks for Alabama's suitcase with her clothes and the other girls mistakenly give another one with cocaine. When Clarence discovers the mistake, he decides to travel with Alabama to the house of his friend, the aspiring actor Dick Ritchie, to sell the drug and travel to Mexico. He visits his father Clifford Worley and gives his address to him. But the Sicilian Mafia is the owner of the drug and a group of killers are sent to hunt down Clarnece and Alabama. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, torture, drugs, friendship
Locations:hotel, beach
Characters:prostitute, friend
Story:mafia boss, shot in the eye, italian american, movie theater, killing, organized crime, toilet, shot in the head, gangster, cult film, sex scene, violence, murder, death

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