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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
 8.1
 673K
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not only eludes capture, he revels in the pursuit.
Style: exciting, clever, suspense, captivating, intense, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, crime, adventure, special agents, fbi, justice, rise and fall, cat and mouse, manhunt, unlikely criminals, runaway, criminal heroes, chase, impersonating, fake identity, race against time, forgery, fbi agent, father son relationship, law enforcement, con artists, creativity, obsessive quest, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, egypt, france, manhattan new york city, florida, washington d.c., paris france ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, suspense and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, gangsters and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Catch Me If You Can: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Blow (2001), American Hustle (2013), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Kill the Irishman (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, cons and scams, wall street, strong sexual content, drugs/alcohol, millionaire, corporate crimes, greed, workplace situations, stock broker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, manhattan new york city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.6
 218K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, gangsters, drug addiction, criminal heroes, organized crime, friendship, war on drugs, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 404K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, clever ...
Plot: fbi, cons and scams, partners in crime, political corruption, mayor, criminal heroes, partners, organized crime, manipulation, romancing partners, working undercover, romantic triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 458K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, exciting, clever, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, scheme, thief, group of criminals, casino, buddies, crime, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, salt lake city utah, san diego california, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, gang war, organized crime, irish, garbage truck, corruption, crime, assassination attempt, tough heroes, labor union, mob boss ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s, year 1977 ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, heist, crime, protest, criminal heroes, police corruption, fighting the system, on the run, ex-cop, bank, rebelliousness, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 152K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: stylized, epic, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, organized crime, violence, brutality, fbi, murder, police corruption, illness, informant, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 2011, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 249K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, organized crime, mentor, crime, shaving cream, stealing money, marriage counselor, urban, fbi, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.0
 73K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, sentimental, suspense, serious ...
Plot: unsupportive spouse, ambition, couple relations, art, greed, marriage, courtroom, court case, plagiarism, rising to stardom, painter, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 19K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: labor union, rise and fall, crime, gangsters, politics, power relations, crimes, arson, political corruption, power, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: michigan, usa, new york, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 113K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: stylized, serious, bleak, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: corruption, surveillance, gays and lesbians, fbi, ambition, notoriety, homosexual, repression, communism, secretary, sexual tension, blackmail ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: usa, united states, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, robbery, heist, group of criminals, thief, tough law enforcer, one last job, chase, police detective, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, undercover cop, mafia, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.2
 396K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: rough, realistic, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, criminal heroes, mafia, rise and fall, crime, drug abuse, organized crime, blind ambition, fbi, gambling, betrayal, wealth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 303K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, fbi, gun, police, murder, crime, on the run, unemployment, college graduate, on the road, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police, helicopter, car thief, police investigation, criminal heroes, heist, crime, mustang, buddies, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally ...
Style: realistic, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, adventure, chase, friendship, cowboy, gunfight, last stand, dynamite, posse, train robbery, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Where the Money Is (2000)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Manning (Paul Newman) has come up with a new way to break out of prison: fake a stroke and get transferred to a nursing home. It's a perfect plan, except for one thing: the woman assigned to take care of him at the nursing home, Carol Ann ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, crime, armored car, golden years, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, elderly, aging, couple relations, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, bank, crime, prison, heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, chase, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 23K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, epic, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, hotel, crime, hitman, gangsters, rise and fall, money, psychopath, romance, hoodlum, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: talky, serious, tense, witty, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, friendship, writer's life, investigation, execution, hanging, respect, newspaper, homosexual, singer, death penalty ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, mexico, manhattan new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gang, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, bank robbery, on the road, chase, bank robber, texas ranger, ambush, sheriff, impotence, waitress ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 4K
Dillinger (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934. After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tommy gun, true crime, bank robber, prostitute, murder, violence, machine gun, gunfight, jail, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, iowa, tucson arizona, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 12K
At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, sociopath, rape, gun, crime, gang, parents and children, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, family in crisis, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, blind ambition, downfall, going straight, legal investigation, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, police, chase, prison, on the road, convicted felon, hostage, texas ranger, stadium, crime, adoption, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroin, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, smuggling, drug traffic, mafia, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, murder, escape, investigation, crime, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%