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Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how th…ese cultural rebels-armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent-stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world's most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality aids racism anger 
Mood:
hip hop car chase 
Locations:
police helicopter school bus road trip nightclub los angeles california hotel bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1987 year 1992 year 1990 year 1993 year 1986 year 1988 year 1991 year 1995 year 1989 1990s 1980s 
Story:
gangsta rap white briefs rap music marijuana joint wrongful arrest pistol whip compton california jheri curl hairstyle reference to rodney king los angeles riots nwa low rider blunt music tour music manager β€¦milwaukee wisconsin police harassment ethnic hatred record company lowrider camera focus on female butt title appears in song gangsta freedom of speech hip hop music woman slaps a man tour bus rags to riches n word urban decay detroit michigan interrupted sex contract intimidation police raid raised middle finger briefs title appears in writing rapper feud boxer shorts male underwear press conference nosebleed assault title based on song vandalism rap terminal illness freeze frame obscene finger gesture profanity laptop threat death of brother city name in title scene during end credits baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue protest racial slur no opening credits cocaine death of friend drug dealer mansion concert gang gay slur f word marijuana held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene face slap fistfight beating topless female nudity based on true story pistol party singing title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Menace II Society (1993)
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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:
police brutality anger 
Locations:
los angeles california hospital 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
marijuana joint pistol whip gangsta n word urban decay profanity character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur no opening credits cocaine death of friend drug dealer gang gay slur f word β€¦held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating pistol party bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Boyz N The Hood (1991)
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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. Rick…y 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:
police brutality racism anger 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1991 1990s 1980s 
Story:
rap music low rider lowrider gangsta hip hop music n word urban decay title based on song death of brother racial slur no opening credits death of friend drug dealer gang gay slur β€¦f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating pistol party bare chested male violence  (See All)

New Jack City (1991)
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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 miser…ably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality anger 
Mood:
hip hop 
Locations:
nightclub bar new york city 
Characters:
police chase husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 1980s 
Story:
gangsta rap rap music urban decay police raid threat baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur cocaine death of friend drug dealer mansion gang gay slur f word β€¦held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Alpha Dog (2006) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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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, John…ny 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)

Locations:
bar 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
rap music marijuana joint woman slaps a man raised middle finger feud vandalism character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur drug dealer gang gay slur marijuana arrest punched in the face slow motion scene β€¦face slap fistfight topless female nudity based on true story pistol party bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Dope (2015)
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Dope (2015)

A coming of age comedy/drama for the post hip hop generation. Malcolm is a geek, carefully surviving life in The Bottoms, a tough neighborhood in Inglewood, CA filled with gangsters and drug dealers, while juggling his senior year of college applications, interviews and the SAT. His dream is to atte…nd Harvard. A chance invitation to a big underground party leads Malcolm and his friends into an "only in Los Angeles" gritty adventure filled with offbeat characters and bad choices. If Malcolm can persevere, he'll go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. (Read More)

Mood:
hip hop car chase 
Locations:
nightclub los angeles california 
Characters:
police chase mother son relationship 
Story:
marijuana joint intimidation freeze frame scene during end credits no opening credits drug dealer gang marijuana punched in the face face slap beating topless female nudity pistol party title spoken by character β€¦bare chested male violence  (See All)

Triple 9 (2016)
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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, trigge…ring a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality anger 
Locations:
nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
marijuana joint camera focus on female butt urban decay police raid laptop death of brother baseball bat protest racial slur cocaine death of friend drug dealer gang f word held at gunpoint β€¦arrest punched in the face beating topless female nudity pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Black Mass (2015)
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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 Bosto…n, 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)

Locations:
nightclub hotel bar hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1995 
Story:
urban decay intimidation press conference profanity character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur no opening credits cocaine drug dealer gang gay slur f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face β€¦fistfight beating based on true story pistol violence  (See All)

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We Are Your Friends (2015) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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We Are Your Friends (2015)

Cole is an aspiring DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James, who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, whe…n Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub los angeles california hotel 
Story:
marijuana joint camera focus on female butt title appears in song raised middle finger title based on song freeze frame laptop scene during end credits baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits death of friend drug dealer marijuana punched in the face β€¦slow motion scene topless female nudity party bare chested male  (See All)

Gran Torino (2008)
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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 19…72 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:
racism 
Locations:
bar hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
rap music title appears in song hip hop music n word urban decay detroit michigan raised middle finger title appears in writing nosebleed threat racial slur no opening credits death of friend gang gay slur β€¦f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face beating pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male  (See All)

Training Day (2001)
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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 corrup…t. '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:
police brutality 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
pistol whip reference to rodney king low rider lowrider hip hop music n word urban decay profanity racial slur cocaine drug dealer gang gay slur f word marijuana β€¦held at gunpoint punched in the face beating pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Friday (1995)
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Friday (1995)

It is Friday and Craig Jones (Ice Cube) is unemployed, having, yesterday, been fired. He is lounging around his house with his friend Smokey (Chris Tucker), a rather incompetent weed dealer. Smokey's problem is that he tends to smoke, rather than sell, his product. This has lead to trouble with Smok…ey's supplier, Big Worm, who now wants his money, or his product back, or Smokey is a dead man. Then there's Deebo, the local bully, plus Craig's jealous, psychotic girlfriend, Joi, and Debbie, the neighbour Craig has a crush on. A lot can happen while lounging around your house on a Friday. (Read More)

Mood:
hip hop 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
marijuana joint low rider title appears in song raised middle finger rap profanity character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur drug dealer marijuana held at gunpoint punched in the face pistol title spoken by character bare chested male 

Middle Men (2009) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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Middle Men (2009)

Wayne Beering and Buck Dolby are drugged out geniuses with lots of ideas but they can never seem to get their act together. But when they come up with the idea to create a porn site - and charge for it (the first ever site to do so), their idea may be too lucrative for them to handle. Straight-laced… business man, Jack Harris, is brought in to team up with them and turn their profitable idea into a legit business. Making money in the pornography industry is pretty easy, but staying true to yourself when surrounded by that much wealth, luxury, sex, crime and temptations, is much harder. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub los angeles california 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1990 1990s 1980s 
Story:
interrupted sex contract raised middle finger freeze frame threat character repeating someone else's dialogue cocaine f word held at gunpoint punched in the face slow motion scene face slap beating topless female nudity based on true story β€¦pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male  (See All)

Exit Wounds (2001)
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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 di…fficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub bar 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship 
Story:
rap music gangsta hip hop music urban decay detroit michigan police raid scene during end credits racial slur no opening credits drug dealer f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene β€¦fistfight beating pistol violence  (See All)

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Romper Stomper (1992)
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Romper Stomper (1992)

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' m…erry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity? (Read More)

Themes:
racism anger 
Locations:
bar 
Story:
white briefs police raid briefs male underwear vandalism profanity scene during end credits racial slur death of friend gang gay slur f word face slap bare chested male violence 

Savages (2012)
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Savages (2012)

In California, the former Navy SEAL Chon and his best friend, the peaceful botanist Ben, are successful entrepreneurs producing and dealing high-quality weed. Chon brought seeds from Afghanistan and Ben used his knowledge to develop the best marijuana in the country. Chon and Ben share the pothead l…over Ophelia and she loves both of them since they complete each other - Chon is a powerful and strong lover and Ben is a sensible and loving lover. Their comfortable life changes when the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a partnership in their business. Chon and Ben refuse the deal and the leader of the cartel Elena sends her right-arm in America, Lado, to abduct Ophelia to press the American drug dealers. Chon and Ben ask the support of the dirty DEA Agent Dennis and get inside information to begin a secret war against the Baja Cartel to release Ophelia. (Read More)

Locations:
hotel 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
marijuana joint woman slaps a man interrupted sex press conference freeze frame obscene finger gesture laptop character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur drug dealer mansion gay slur marijuana held at gunpoint arrest β€¦slow motion scene face slap pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

The Accountant (2016) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The Accountant (2016)

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, star…ting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. (Read More)

Themes:
anger 
Locations:
hotel bar new york city 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1989 1980s 
Story:
pistol whip raised middle finger press conference nosebleed obscene finger gesture profanity character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits death of friend mansion f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene β€¦fistfight beating pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Be Cool (2005)
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Be Cool (2005)

Streetwise mobster-turned-movie producer Chili Palmer is back, but this time Chili has abandoned the fickle movie industry and veered into the music business, tangling with Russian mobsters and gangsta rappers and taking a talented, feisty young singer named Linda Moon under his wing. From the recor…ding studio to an Aerosmith concert to the MTV Music Awards, he manipulates events to watch them play out the Chili way, using his signature blend of wiseguy skills and negotiation tactics. It's a dangerous business, and everyone's looking for their next big hit. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub los angeles california 
Story:
record company camera focus on female butt gangsta intimidation rapper scene during end credits character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur concert gay slur punched in the face pistol singing title spoken by character 

Hustle & Flow (2005)
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Hustle & Flow (2005)

Aspiring emcee DJay works the angles to get his first record made with help from assorted people in his Memphis 'hood. And when he hears that hip-hop superstar Skinny Black is heading to his area, he throws together a supreme hustle to grab Skinny's attention.

Mood:
hip hop 
Locations:
school bus nightclub bar 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
rap music marijuana joint rapper marijuana arrest punched in the face face slap beating pistol singing violence 

American History X (1998)
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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 co…mmitted 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 
Locations:
los angeles california 
Characters:
brother brother relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
reference to rodney king n word interrupted sex title appears in writing boxer shorts male underwear obscene finger gesture threat death of brother racial slur gang f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face β€¦beating pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

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Run All Night (2015) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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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 an…d Michael must avoid corrupt cops, contract killers and the mob to survive the night. (Read More)

Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
woman slaps a man contract freeze frame character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits cocaine death of friend drug dealer f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene face slap fistfight β€¦beating pistol violence  (See All)

Notorious (2009)
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Notorious (2009)

NOTORIOUS is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time; THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal …to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream." (Read More)

Locations:
los angeles california new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 1980s 
Story:
rap music blunt title appears in writing title based on song drug dealer concert punched in the face face slap beating pistol party title spoken by character 

Blood Father (2016)
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Blood Father (2016)

Themes:
racism anger 
Locations:
road trip bar 
Story:
profanity threat racial slur no opening credits cocaine death of friend drug dealer gang f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene face slap fistfight β€¦beating pistol party bare chested male violence  (See All)

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The Fighter (2010)
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The Fighter (2010)

The Fighter is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer on the verge of being KO'd by drugs and crime.

Themes:
police brutality anger 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
boxer shorts male underwear press conference freeze frame scene during end credits character repeating someone else's dialogue arrest punched in the face slow motion scene beating based on true story singing bare chested male 

Pain & Gain (2013) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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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 bodybuilde…r 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)

Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
police chase husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1995 1990s 
Story:
police raid raised middle finger freeze frame obscene finger gesture character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur no opening credits cocaine drug dealer mansion gay slur f word arrest punched in the face slow motion scene β€¦fistfight beating based on true story pistol title spoken by character bare chested male  (See All)

Creed (2015)
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Creed (2015)

Adonis Johnson is the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died in a boxing match in _Rocky IV (1985)_ (qv). Adonis wasn't born until after his father's death and wants to follow his fathers footsteps in boxing. He seeks a mentor who is the former heavyweight boxing champion and forme…r friend of Apollo Creed, the retired Rocky Balboa. Rocky eventually agrees to mentor Adonis. With Rocky's help they hope to get a title job to face even deadlier opponents than his father. But whether he is a true fighter remains to be seen.... (Read More)

Locations:
los angeles california hotel bar hospital 
Characters:
mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
hip hop music n word press conference freeze frame character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits mansion concert arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating title spoken by character bare chested male 

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)
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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man wh…ose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality anger 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
road trip los angeles california hotel new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
title appears in writing terminal illness laptop mansion gang gay slur f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male β€¦violence  (See All)

City Of God (2002)
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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 t…he 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)

Locations:
nightclub bar 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
marijuana joint police raid freeze frame obscene finger gesture death of brother scene during end credits racial slur cocaine drug dealer gang gay slur marijuana arrest face slap based on true story β€¦pistol party title spoken by character violence  (See All)

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Locations:
bar new york city 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1987 1990s 
Story:
rags to riches n word interrupted sex raised middle finger title appears in writing boxer shorts freeze frame obscene finger gesture profanity character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits cocaine drug dealer mansion gay slur β€¦f word marijuana arrest punched in the face slow motion scene beating topless female nudity based on true story party title spoken by character bare chested male  (See All)

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Broken City (2013)
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Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven ye…ars later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
hotel bar new york city 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
urban decay contract baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue protest no opening credits death of friend gay slur f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating β€¦pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Patriots Day (2016)
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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 wi…th 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:
anger 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bar hospital 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship husband wife relationship 
Story:
marijuana joint police raid press conference laptop death of brother no opening credits drug dealer f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating based on true story β€¦pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Gangster Squad (2013)
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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, w…hose 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)

Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub los angeles california hotel bar 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
pistol whip police raid title appears in writing freeze frame character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits death of friend drug dealer mansion arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating based on true story β€¦pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

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The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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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 licens…ed 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)

Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
los angeles california hotel bar hospital 
Story:
marijuana joint pistol whip urban decay title appears in writing nosebleed profanity baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue protest racial slur mansion gay slur f word held at gunpoint arrest β€¦punched in the face fistfight beating topless female nudity pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
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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 re…search 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)

Locations:
bar new york city hospital 
Characters:
police chase brother brother relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1991 1990s 
Story:
freeze frame death of brother character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur drug dealer gay slur f word held at gunpoint punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating topless female nudity pistol violence 

Snitch (2013)
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Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John… convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Mood:
car chase 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
wrongful arrest laptop threat baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue cocaine drug dealer mansion held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene beating based on true story pistol β€¦party title spoken by character violence  (See All)

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8 Mile (2002)
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8 Mile (2002)

This is the inspiring captivating story of the legendary rapper Eminem. The troubled young aspiring rapper from a ghetto in Michigan must exert his last chances to become successful while dealing with his life in ruins. All is seemingly lost. He is now single, has only a few friends, an insane/alcoh…olic mother, and is dealt with poverty and living in a violent city on 8 mile. His only way out of the ghetto and torturous life he's living in is with his talent in rapping. Will B-Rabbit prevail and seize the shot he's given or will he let it slip? (Read More)

Mood:
hip hop 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
mother son relationship 
Period:
year 1995 1990s 
Story:
rap music hip hop music detroit michigan rapper obscene finger gesture racial slur gay slur marijuana fistfight beating pistol 

Joker (2019) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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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:
police brutality anger 
Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
police chase mother son relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
white briefs urban decay briefs male underwear nosebleed assault vandalism profanity threat protest no opening credits f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face β€¦slow motion scene beating pistol singing title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but t…he family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. (Read More)

Locations:
bar hospital 
Characters:
husband wife relationship 
Story:
pistol whip urban decay intimidation raised middle finger police raid threat character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur cocaine death of friend drug dealer gay slur f word pistol title spoken by character β€¦bare chested male violence  (See All)

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We Own The Night (2007)
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We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden na…me, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub new york city hospital 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship 
Period:
year 1988 1980s 
Story:
urban decay police raid obscene finger gesture no opening credits cocaine drug dealer f word marijuana arrest slow motion scene beating pistol party singing violence 

Homefront (2013)
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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 M…addy'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)

Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
marijuana joint intimidation police raid feud nosebleed threat character repeating someone else's dialogue drug dealer gang f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight β€¦beating pistol violence  (See All)

In The Name Of The Father (1993) is one of the best movies like Straight Outta Compton (2015)
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In The Name Of The Father (1993)

A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. Bullied by the British police, he and four of his friends are coerced into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also i…mplicated in the crime. He spends 15 years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence with the help of a British attorney, Gareth Peirce. Based on a true story. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1980s 
Story:
marijuana joint wrongful arrest police raid protest drug dealer f word held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face beating based on true story pistol title spoken by character violence 

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Blow (2001)
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Blow (2001)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, …and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price. (Read More)

Locations:
los angeles california bar 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Period:
1990s 1980s 
Story:
pistol whip obscene finger gesture cocaine drug dealer mansion gang gay slur marijuana arrest beating based on true story pistol party title spoken by character 

Harry Brown (2009)
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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)

Locations:
hospital 
Characters:
husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
pistol whip urban decay intimidation police raid press conference terminal illness threat baseball bat no opening credits death of friend drug dealer gang gay slur f word held at gunpoint β€¦arrest beating pistol title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

Bad Boys II (2003)
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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 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub hospital 
Characters:
police chase husband wife relationship 
Story:
n word scene during end credits racial slur drug dealer mansion f word held at gunpoint punched in the face slow motion scene fistfight beating pistol bare chested male violence 

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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 n…ew 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:
police brutality anger 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
school bus nightclub bar hospital 
Characters:
police chase husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
wrongful arrest gangsta urban decay police raid press conference character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits death of friend drug dealer gang held at gunpoint arrest punched in the face slow motion scene face slap β€¦fistfight beating pistol party title spoken by character bare chested male violence  (See All)

London Boulevard (2010)
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London Boulevard (2010)

Fresh out of prison, Mitchel wants nothing to do with crime but accepts a kip from Billy, a marginal grafter, and accompanies Billy on rent collection trips. He's also old school, wanting revenge on two youths for assaulting a mendicant he's befriended. He's got a strung-out sister to protect, and h…e's offered a job protecting a famous actress from paparazzi. The plot lines join when Michael finds himself attracted to the actress and Billy's Mob boss, Gant, finds ways to force Michael work for him. He also warns Michael off revenge against the assailants of his friend. What are Michael's options: is there any way to avoid Gant, protect his sister, and find a path to love? (Read More)

Locations:
los angeles california hospital 
Story:
marijuana joint pistol whip city name in title scene during end credits character repeating someone else's dialogue racial slur cocaine death of friend mansion punched in the face beating pistol party bare chested male violence 

Bad Boys (1995)
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Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a …murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:
police brutality 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub 
Characters:
police chase husband wife relationship 
Period:
1990s 
Story:
title based on song profanity baseball bat character repeating someone else's dialogue mansion f word held at gunpoint slow motion scene fistfight pistol title spoken by character violence 

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Legend (2015)
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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, Ronni…e's unpredictable tendencies and the slow disintegration of Reggie's marriage threaten to bring the brothers' empire tumbling to the ground. (Read More)

Locations:
nightclub bar 
Characters:
brother brother relationship husband wife relationship mother son relationship 
Story:
woman slaps a man intimidation contract police raid briefs nosebleed assault freeze frame threat no opening credits gang gay slur f word punched in the face face slap β€¦fistfight beating based on true story pistol party singing bare chested male violence  (See All)

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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 Northea…st - 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 
Locations:
bar 
Characters:
brother brother relationship 
Story:
urban decay police raid raised middle finger terminal illness obscene finger gesture death of brother character repeating someone else's dialogue no opening credits drug dealer gay slur f word held at gunpoint punched in the face face slap fistfight β€¦beating pistol bare chested male violence  (See All)

Live By Night (2016)
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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:
racism anger 
Mood:
car chase 
Locations:
nightclub hotel bar hospital 
Characters:
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