MOVIES SIMILAR TO JUICE
Four Harlem friends — Bishop (Tupac Shakur), Q (Omar Epps), Steel (Jermaine Hopkins) and Raheem (Khalil Kain) — dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ and happens to have a gig the night of the robbery. Unfortunately for him, Bishop isn’t willing to take no for answer in a game where everything’s for keeps.
Ever since they were kids, Sincere (Nas) and Buns (DMX) have lived life close to the edge, doing whatever it takes to survive. As adults, they build up their kingdom of crime on drug dealing and robbery. But Sincere grows weary of the criminal lifestyle and joins a black Muslim religious group. Buns, on the other hand, sinks deeper into criminality and faces serious prison time. The cops offer him a deal, however — assassinate the head of the Muslim group, and he will go free.
2. KISS OF DEATH
After his time in prison, Jimmy Kilmartin (David Caruso) keeps his head down and provides for his wife and kids, until his cousin Ronnie (Michael Rapaport) ropes him into a large-scale car heist that goes bad. After several more years in the pen, a district attorney (Stanley Tucci) offers Jimmy a deal that will spring him if he agrees to go undercover and help nail murderous crime lord Little Junior Brown (Nicolas Cage). But Little Junior won’t go down without a fight.
3. CITY OF INDUSTRY
Four men come together for a Palm Springs jewelry heist. Ringleader Lee (Timothy Hutton) invites his older brother Roy (Harvey Keitel) to join Jorge (Wade Dominguez) and their weapons procurer and driver, Skip (Stephen Dorff). The robbery goes off flawlessly, but Skip attempts to double-cross the gang afterward, killing two of them. Only Roy is left alive to pursue him across Los Angeles, through the criminal underbelly of strip clubs and reckless killers.
As her teacher mother, Carolyn (Alfre Woodard), and her jazz musician father, Woody (Delroy Lindo), worry over monthly bills, grade-schooler student Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) banters and bonds with her four brothers. Against her will, Troy is sent to her aunt’s southern home for a summer visit, but when she returns to her bustling Brooklyn neighborhood, she learns that a family member is gravely ill. Already mature, Troy is forced to face to some very grown-up facts about life and loss.
5. WEST SIDE STORY
A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.