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Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

So which shows and movies would you guys pick that had a similar feel to GTA?

Mine- The Wire slightly reminds me of some aspects of San Andreas. Being caught up in "the game" street life in the hood, etc


Stuff like Miami Vice and Scarface to Vice City for obvious reasons. What are some others?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:50 PM

American Psycho reminds me of TBoGT, because you can kill for fun, rape women and it's all funny at the same time.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:25 AM

A Fistful Of Dollars.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:45 AM

While it is an absolutely sh*t film, the main villains of The Marine came straight out of a GTA game. Seriously, in their introduction, the main dude guns down two cops and blows up a police car before firing an assault rifle down the street. Its exactly like a shoot out in IV.

I guess Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is also a good GTA movie set in London, with shady gangsters and drug deals going on all the time. Great movie.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:49 AM

Grand Theft Auto
Drive
Goodfellas
Scarface
L.A. Confidential
Snatch

That's a few.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 08:36 AM

Grand Theft Auto movie wasn't worth watching and except the title it has nothing to do with GTA.

The Driver
Crank (not exactly in GTA style, but crazy over the top "gangster" movie)
Gone in sixty seconds (1974 - better and 2000 - slightly worse)
Eastern Promises - good movie about russian bratva in London

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:24 AM

Heat, considering there is a mission in GTA IV heavily based off of it. But in general it has many elements that can be found in a GTA game because it is a crime film and takes place in Los Angeles.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

Yeah... Eastern Promises is good, I think Houser referenced it as an influence.

Drive has the look or feel of a GTA. It really does.

Mesrine, it's French and fantastic. Based on a real guy, he's a total badass. There's two parts to the films. It's starts off in France but ends up in Canada and the USA (I think). There's some nice prison break action.

Donnie Brasco is great. Based in New York about a cop who infiltrates the Mafia. Based on a true story.

Of course there's all the LA based gangster films that inspired San Andreas, Boyz in The Hood, Menace II Society...

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Anyone recognise this guy on the left in San Andreas? He's a ped that walks around Las Venturas strip. The guy in the green/mustard shirt. Instead of a circle on his shirt, he has a square. lol

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:28 PM

The Sopranos is definitely the closest tv show to GTA for me. There's loads of scenes that made me think "wow, that totally reminds me of something from GTA".

As for movies, apart from all the obvious Scarface/Goodfellas/snatch etc, I think Heat is a pretty good comparison.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 12:46 PM Edited by Varrio, 17 July 2012 - 01:10 PM.

Boulevard Nights (the Mexican "Boys in the Hood") follows a young East Los Angeles teen named Chuco who belongs to a street gang called VGV (Varrio Grande Vista). It is a must watch. It gives the viewer a pretty accurate look into the Hispanic youth gang life in Los Angeles. This film should remind you of areas in San Andreas such as El Corona, East Los Santos and the gangs Varrio Los Aztecas and Los Santos Vagos
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I remember the movie Payback with Mel Gibson seeming to be a pretty big influence on GTA3. I mean, the idea of a revenge story isn't all that uncommon, but the way the game follows the movie is pretty spot on, not to mention the similarities of the aesthetic style of the movie and the game.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (RearNaked @ Monday, Jul 2 2012, 23:50)
American Psycho reminds me of TBoGT, because you can kill for fun, rape women and it's all funny at the same time.

I thought Psycho was a brilliant film, well worth watching don't know if it reminded me of GTA though.. colgate.gif

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:20 PM

QUOTE (Tycek @ Tuesday, Jul 3 2012, 09:36)
Gone in sixty seconds (1974 - better and 2000 - slightly worse)

This.

Which I think is a bit of shame that considering the title of the game, it isn't a little more about Grand Theft Auto. If there was a mission that was a bit more like this film (original or remake), instead of side mission import/export then it would make the game a little better.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

I am legend is reminding me to gta san andreas (i know that's impossible) coz' will smith look like CJ there, and the city

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

Indo_14 have passed out in the middle of the statement. Sometimes the thinking process can be exhausting.

And I am the Legend probably remind you of SA, because of these empty streets. wink.gif

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:32 PM

-New Jack City,Wesley Snipes in this movie reminds me on CJ(by the look) and Big Smoke (by the character).Also Carter Block in this movie looked just like Crack palace in San Andreas.
-Lakeview Terrace.Samuel L Jackson was just like Tenpenny in SA(lol).
-Sons of Anarchy. I read on this forum that TLAD was heavily based on this series so i bought first season out of curiosity and i like it.Recently watched 4th season.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

Someone already mentioned The Wire, a brilliant show and definitely reminiscent of GTA. Also, for all the fans of the series, I'd recommend watching the movies Brooklyn's Finest, Training Day, Collateral, The Town, Law Abiding Citizen, Street Kings, 16 Blocks, Assault On Precinct 13, The Fast & Furious series... the list goes on.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:01 AM

QUOTE (Tycek @ Wednesday, Jul 18 2012, 23:04)
And I am the Legend probably remind you of SA, because of these empty streets. wink.gif

Hahahaha. lol.gif

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

GTA4 reminds me of Heat.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

Well,Boyz n the hood was GREAT and meaningful at some scenes.I will always remember what Furious teached his son.
And it was a huge inspiration to San Andreas,just like what Scarface was to Vice City.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:06 PM Edited by Robinski, 23 September 2012 - 03:55 PM.

Seconding one of Cheat's mentions: The Town. The plot might not be too GTA (lots of convoluted romance) but the heist sequences are pretty much IV's Three Leaf Clover put on the silver screen. It's the best action movie I've seen for quite a while, too.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

I am surprised that noone has mentioned Walker Texas Ranger.
A huge portion of action has been copied straight from Walker Texas Ranger: car chases, mob hits, explosions, shootouts.
In The Ballad of Gay Tony there was a mission where you had to parachute and catch a guy in mid-air. This was taken straight from a Walker episode.
GTA games resemble the good old 80s and 90s action movies in general.
Every time I play a GTA game I feel like Chuck Norris.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:32 AM

The Transporter series.

As far as the driving aspect goes.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:16 AM

The blues brothers, not in terms of violence or anything, but the amount of police and other forces they use to catch them in the elevator scene...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE (Robinski @ Sunday, Sep 23 2012, 16:06)
Seconding one of Cheat's mentions: The Town. The plot might not be too GTA (lots of convoluted romance) but the heist sequences are pretty much IV's Three Leaf Clover put on the silver screen. It's the best action movie I've seen for quite a while, too.

Total agree. biggrin.gif

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Training Day movie reminds of GTA San Andreas because both have a story about corrupt cops and the cops die in the end.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (caio3771 @ Wednesday, Oct 10 2012, 17:56)
Training Day movie reminds of GTA San Andreas because both have a story about corrupt cops and the cops die in the end.

thank you for spoiler moron ...

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

If thinking of movies, first that comes to my mind is Heat.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:38 PM

I've found that Gotham City in The Dark Knight Saga holds striking similarities to GTA.

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:49 PM Edited by Jukka095, 22 July 2013 - 09:23 PM.

Heat is probably the film that reminds me the most of GTA.




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