Movies like Catch Me If You Can

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
 8.1
 734K
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, exciting, captivating, suspense, intense, sentimental, entertaining, humorous, feel good, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, crime, rise and fall, fbi, justice, cat and mouse, special agents, con artists, fake identity, adventure, manhunt, runaway, criminal heroes, impersonating, unlikely criminals, forgery, deception, chase, adaptation, obsessive quest, law enforcement, race against time, father son relationship, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, egypt, france, manhattan new york city, florida, washington d.c., paris france ...

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Most similar movies to Catch Me If You Can

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, intense and suspense films with plots about crimes, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, crime, gangsters and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like Catch Me If You Can: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), American Hustle (2013), Blow (2001), The Aviator (2004), Public Enemies (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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, biting, captivating, motivational ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, money, cons and scams, wall street, strong sexual content, corruption, millionaire, greed, hotshot hero, blind ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, switzerland, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 422K
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, stylized ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 226K
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: atmospheric, serious, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, cocaine, drug abuse, gangsters, friendship, drug use, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, war on drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 80s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, mexico, colombia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 297K
The Aviator (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, USA
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, epic, factual, suspense, compassionate ...
Plot: pilot, aviation, businessman, mental illness, millionaire, rise and fall, corruption, fame, nervous breakdown, phobia, blackmail, senator ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 264K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, gunfight, chase, organized crime, special agents, fbi, incompetent police ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, south dakota, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 479K
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, scheme, perfect crime, thief, group of criminals, casino, buddies, crime, friends, partners in crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, atlantic city new jersey, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, corruption, irish, mob boss, labor union, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, ambition, tough heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.7
 921K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, organized crime, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: florida, usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 59K
Turner & Hooch (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Scott Turner has 3 days left in the local police department before he moves to a bigger city to get some "real" cases, not just misdemeanors. Then Amos Reed is murdered, and Scott Turner sets himself on the case. The closest thing to a ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, light, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: pets, dog, dog movie, police investigation, misfit partners, partners, crime, odd couple, murder, chase, loss of pet, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 258K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, crime, undercover agent, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 158K
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: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 1995, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 117K
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: realistic, thought provoking, serious, bleak, factual ...
Plot: fbi, corruption, surveillance, communism, politician, notoriety, state affairs, homosexual, fighting crime, rise to the top, government official, investigation ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 20K
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, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political intrigue, political corruption, working class, rivalry, americana, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 1960s, 40s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 79K
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, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, court case, ambition, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, creativity, greed, marriage, courtroom, couples, rising to stardom, plagiarism ...
Time: 1960s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, 50s ...
Place: hawaii, california, san francisco, usa, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 24K
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, tense, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, crime, ambition, rise and fall, gangsters, money, love affair, bohemian life, elimination, gambling, hotel ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, entertaining, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, chase, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, mafia, mole, working undercover, crimes, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, loss of partner, track down, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 420K
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: realistic, rough, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, crime, mafia, rise and fall, criminal heroes, blind ambition, organized crime, drug abuse, fbi, gambling, greed, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, on the road, heist, chase, murderous pair, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 61K
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: clever, twists and turns, realistic, humorous, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, fbi, undercover, whistleblower, greed, uncover truth, dishonesty, workplace, investigator, surveillance, crimes, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 16K
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, sincere, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, writer's life, friendship, research, crimes, human nature, fame, journalism, obsessive quest, gossip and rumors ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, humorous, light, realistic ...
Plot: heist, retirement home, crime, elderly, aging, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, nursing, couples, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, legal investigation, working undercover, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, master criminal, godparent, going straight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.2
 531K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, thief, group of criminals, robbery, gunfight, heist, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, crime, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police, car thief, police investigation, heist, perfect crime, race against time, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, college graduate, unemployment, on the run, murder, police, gun, fbi, destiny, crime, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tommy gun, gangsters, bank robber, gunfight, gang, machine gun, jail, true crime, murder, violence, prostitute, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, illinois, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 317K
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, tense, clever, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, thief, police detective, hostages, perfect crime, bank, crime, robbery, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: witty, humorous, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: old west, on the run, cowboy, gunfight, friendship, chase, robbery, adventure, thief, escape, explosion, posse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: bolivia, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, south america, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%