Movies like The Red Circle

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The Red Circle (1970)
 8.0
 19K
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, neo noir, nightclub, prison, thief, pimp, escape, police, crime, gangsters, police investigation, betrayal, chase, corruption, sniper, crimes, partners, chases and races, the underworld, dishonesty, retired, master criminal, law enforcement, code, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, 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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, heist, dishonesty and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Red Circle: The Samura (1967), The Finger Man (1962), Point Blank (1967), A Cop (1972), Second Breath (1966). 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: french noir, stylized, tense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loner, jazz, danger, surveillance, police investigation, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal, chase, gangsters, pianist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ 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, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, frame up, crime, cons and scams, vengeance, friendship, tough heroes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 17K
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: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, left to die, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, gangsters, neo-noir, crimes, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 7K
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, police, double life, criminal, police inspector, driver, bank robbery, police investigation, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, exciting ...
Plot: heist, one last job, master criminal, betrayal, robbery, prison, law enforcement, on the run, gang, rivalry, crime gone awry, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, gunfight, robbery, group of criminals, heist, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, crime, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, police detective, robbery, gangsters, master criminal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, track down, police investigation, heist ...
Time: 40s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1947
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, going straight, law enforcement, false arrest, family relations, crime, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, siblings relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, murderous pair, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, gang, family relations, dishonesty, manhunt, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 510
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: tense, sincere, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty, gang, chase, police investigation, heist, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 823
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: realistic, tense, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, criminal heroes, chases and races, criminal's revenge, crime and punishment, crimes, gangsters, vengeance, on the run, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Plot: car chase, crimes, manhunt, gang, tough heroes, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, chase, heist, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, rivalry, police investigation, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, crimes, blind ambition, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, neo noir, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, crime gone awry, one last job, heist, thief, resort, partners, dishonesty, disorder, aging, tough heroes, prison ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, cannes, cote d'azur, french riviera
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, righting the wronged, crimes, armored truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 51K
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, suspenseful, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, retired, one last job, crime, murder, manipulations, rivalry, money, criminal, violence, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, operation, doctor, police, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, loss of partner, deadly, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, crime, danger, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, courtroom drama, crime, legal, deadly, legal investigation, life is a bitch, police detective, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, gang, prison, politics, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, gambling, heist, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, bar, gun, crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, one last job, airplane, toy airplane, crime, crimes, perfect crime, law enforcement, police detective, rivalry, gem ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: venice, italy, france, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 326K
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, gang, ex convict, group of criminals, bank robbery, robbery, criminal heroes, girlfriend, threat, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crime, chase, police corruption, partners, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, danger, model, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, french, torture, chase, notoriety, mob boss, against the rules, crimes, escape, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: clever, talky, suspenseful, witty, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, gang, neo noir, one last job, jewelry, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, gunfight, partners in crime, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, rookie, testimony, crimes, crime and punishment, law enforcement, dishonesty, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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