Movies like The Red Circle

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The Red Circle (1970)
 8.0
 21K
The Red Circle (1970)
Original name: Le Cercle rouge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds, their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector, and fate seals their destinies.
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, exciting, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, sniper, neo noir, nightclub, prison, thief, police, pimp, escape, crimes, crime, police investigation, betrayal, chase, corruption, partners, track down, chases and races, the underworld, dishonesty, retired, master criminal, law enforcement, code ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence

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Most similar movies to The Red Circle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, gangster and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Red Circle: The Samura (1967), Point Blank (1967), Second Breath (1966), The Finger Man (1962), A Cop (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loner, neo noir, gangsters, police investigation, jazz, assassination, lone wolves, surveillance, betrayal, chase, anti hero ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 18K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, organized crime, vengeance, revenge, betrayal, gangsters, anti hero, anti heroes, left to die, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: clever, bleak, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, one last job, gangsters, betrayal, prison, robbery, crime gone awry, deadly, dishonesty, track down, petty criminal ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, frame up, crimes, crime, cons and scams, vengeance, tough heroes, friendship, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 8K
A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, gangsters, friendship, police inspector, police, double life, criminal, driver, bank robbery, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, gangsters, serial killer, heist, police detective, robbery, neo noir, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, year 1947, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 554K
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, heist, gunfight, robbery, thief, bank robbery, neo noir, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 37K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: cons and scams, murderous pair, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, brother sister incest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crime, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, chases and races, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 1K
Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, gang, family relations, rivalry, law enforcement, false arrest, crimes, criminal heroes, siblings relations, hopes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 535
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sincere, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, police investigation, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gang, chase, marriage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 885
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, dishonesty, crime and punishment, deadly, law enforcement, warden, parole officer, on the run, rivalry, chase, coldhearted ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 16K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, workplace intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, righting the wronged, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 53K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, hunting, retired, one last job, crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 32K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, neo noir, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Any Number Can Win (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Charles, a sixty-something career criminal, fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cell mate, Francis, to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, clever, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, crime gone awry, one last job, storage unit, heist, thief, crime, confined, criminal heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cote d'azur, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Violent Four (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.
Style: realistic, exciting, non-linear, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: car chase, gangsters, chases and races, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime, chase, rivalry, gang, manhunt, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, crimes, legal, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, police detective, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: stylized, clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, neo noir, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crimes, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, crime, master criminal, criminal's revenge, rivalry, deadly, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 2K
The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police detective, track down, rivalry, crimes, heist, deadly, chase, sniper, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, notoriety, against the rules, mob boss, criminal heroes, cruelty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.6
 16K
Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crime, crimes, chase, gang, police corruption, weapons, obsessive quest, tough law enforcer, chases and races, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, gangsters, one last job, jewel theft, toy airplane, airplane, rivalry, police detective, crimes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: venice, rome italy, italy, manhattan new york city, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 13K
Read My Lips (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: She is almost deaf and she lip-reads. He is an ex-convict. She wants to help him. He thinks no one can help except himself.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, touching, rough ...
Plot: mute or deaf, opposites attract, parole officer, warden, workplace, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, looking for love, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 194K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, operation, money, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 339K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, romancing a criminal, gunfight, bank robbery, gang, group of criminals, ex convict, robbery, criminal heroes, girlfriend, thief, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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