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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
 8.1
 937K
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: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, intense, sentimental, entertaining, feel good, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, fbi, adventure, justice, deception, rise and fall, creativity, adaptation, cat and mouse, crimes, con men, fake identity, parents separation, special agents, runaway, obsessive quest, forgery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, impersonating, chase, law enforcement, manhunt ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1969, year 1967, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, paris france, france, los angeles, spain, miami ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, suspense and intense films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, corruption, mentor, runaway, greed and betrayal mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Catch Me If You Can: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), War Dogs (2016), Ocean's Eleven (2001), American Made (2017), American Hustle (2013). 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, realistic, motivational, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: rise and fall, money, corruption, business, success, rags to riches, dark humor, corporate crimes, yuppie, stock market, stock broker, wealth ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, geneva switzerland, big ben london, las vegas ...
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85%
 7.1
 208K
War Dogs (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.
Style: intense, funny, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, smuggling, con artists, gunrunner, rise and fall, military, friendship, betrayal, weapons, heist, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, year 2008
Place: iraq, baghdad iraq, miami, jordan, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.7
 558K
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: clever, witty, exciting, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, cons and scams, perfect crime, outsmarting, crimes, thief, scheme, group of criminals, con artists, casino, deception, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, los angeles, atlantic city new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 174K
American Made (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan, Colombia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of pilot Barry Seal, who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel in the 1980s.
Style: factual, humorous, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: money laundering, drug cartel, pilot, cia, cia agent, smuggler, cocaine, true crime, illegal drugs, cold war, arms smuggling, drug dealer ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1981, year 1986, 70s ...
Place: colombia, usa, latin america, panama, arkansas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 472K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
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: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, partners in crime, fbi, mayor, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Social Network (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room as a small site among ...
Style: clever, intellectual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: programmer, computers and web, rise to the top, computer genius, hacker, ambition, success, social relations, inventions and discoveries, facebook, geek, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: harvard university, usa, california, massachusetts, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 166K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: poker, female protagonist, gambling, card playing, poker game, court, fbi, father daughter relationship, lawyer, club, arrest, olympics ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, criminal heroes, friends, mentor, fbi, court, cosa nostra, racial slur ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.2
 642K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.0
 92K
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: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, painter, painting, plagiarism, ambition, court case, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, creativity, greed, marriage, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1964 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 3K
VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: ambition, escapades, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, mistaken identity, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, society, criminal heroes, forgery, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.3M
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: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, organized crime, undercover cop, mind game, undercover, pride and honor, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.3
 633K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, group of criminals, crimes, thief, one last job, tough law enforcer, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 382K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gunfight, romancing a criminal, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, love affair, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 355K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious, epic ...
Plot: success, pilot, businessman, aviator, mental illness, millionaire, aviation, test pilot, rise and fall, billionaire, corruption, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, houston texas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 128K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: thought provoking, realistic, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, notoriety, politician, ambition, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, murderous pair, on the road, chase, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 175K
Legend (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Suave, charming and volatile, Reggie Kray and his unstable twin brother Ronnie start to leave their mark on the London underworld in the 1960s. Using violence to get what they want, the siblings orchestrate robberies and murders while running ...
Style: realistic, brutal, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, gang, crimes, twins, mafia, organized crime, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, mental illness, violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, year 2000, year 1957
Place: london, england, scotland yard, united kingdom, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Flash of Genius (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this David vs. Goliath drama based on a true story, college professor Robert Kearns (Greg Kinnear) goes up against the giants of the auto industry when they fail to give him credit for inventing intermittent windshield wipers. Kearns doggedly ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lawsuit, inventor, underdog, nervous breakdown, justice, business, inventions and discoveries, legal action, powerful corporation, rivalry, hopes, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 55K
Masterminds (2016)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A night guard at an armored car company in the Southern U.S. organizes one of the biggest bank heists in American history.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, funny, intense ...
Plot: heist, armored car, crimes, workplace, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, workplace situations, armored car robbery, surveillance, stupidity ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, north carolina, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, helicopter, chase, police, prison, on the run, sniper, gas station, on the road, road trip, texas ranger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 255K
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, captivating, atmospheric, emotional, depressing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, rise and fall, drug cartel, drug use, gangsters, friendship, cocaine, blind ambition, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 60s, 50s, 90s ...
Place: colombia, california, latin america, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, bank, fbi, police, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, mishap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 300K
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: neo noir, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mentor, organized crime, fbi, surveillance, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, florida, usa, miami, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 23K
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, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, working class, americana, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, washington d.c., new york, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 17K
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: serious, tense, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, obsession, writer's life, friendship, investigation, crimes, human nature, fame, gossip and rumors, journalism, obsessive quest ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: sex addict, friendship, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood, infidelity, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 65K
The Informant! (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Mark Whitacre suddenly turns whistleblower. Even as he exposes his company’s multi-national price-fixing conspiracy to the FBI, Whitacre envisions himself being hailed as a hero of ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, realistic, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, undercover, whistleblower, greed, crimes, uncover truth, workplace situations, investigator, surveillance, workplace, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 2000s, 70s
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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: tense, serious, realistic, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug lord, mob boss, mafia, organized crime, smuggling, heroin, police corruption, drug traffic, crime boss, police detective, rise and fall ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa, harlem, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, ship, navy, rescue, terrorism, u.s. navy, pirate, escapades, hijacking, kidnapping, hostage situation, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, usa, vermont, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%