Movies like The Red Circle

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The Red Circle (1970)
 7.9
 25K
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: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, exciting, rough, serious ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, police investigation, sniper, nightclub, prison, thief, police, escape, pimp, crimes, betrayal, chase, corruption, graphic violence, master criminal, the underworld, rivalry, code, law enforcement, partners, retired, one last job, dishonesty, track down ...
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 suspense films with plots about crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, heist, murder, violence and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Red Circle: Le Samouraï (1967), Point Blank (1967), Heat (1995), Second Breath (1966), The Finger Man (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
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Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crimes, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 21K
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: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, left to die, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, track down, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: one last job, heist, master criminal, gangsters, betrayal, robbery, prison, tough heroes, petty criminal, lovers on the run, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, south of france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 11K
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, frame up, heist, gangsters, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, friendship, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prison, murder, heist, serial killer, gangsters, robbery, mind game, psychopath, police corruption, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 39K
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: brother sister incest, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, criminal heroes, crimes, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, 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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, betrayal, revenge, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, family relations, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.1
 17K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, betrayal, ambition, law enforcement, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 652
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: sincere, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, gang, chase, siege, marriage, police ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 1K
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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, vengeance, coldhearted, crime and punishment, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 2K
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, suspenseful, stylized, noir ...
Plot: heist, family relations, robbery, siblings relations, false arrest, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, going straight, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 60K
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, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: retired, heist, safecracker, hunting, one last job, crimes, murder, gangsters, manipulation, rivalry, criminal, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
 6.5
 36K
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, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, escaped prisoner, betrayal, escape, righting the wronged, armored truck, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, realistic, tense, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, heist, crime gone awry, storage unit, one last job, thief, cons and scams, resort, aging, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, cote d'azur, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, one last job, heist, sicilian, prison escape, revenge, hijacking, airplane, jewel theft, criminal's revenge, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, southern italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 5.4
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, crimes, rivalry, manipulation, confined, compassion, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: non-linear, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, dishonesty, manhunt, chase, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.9
 214K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, cocaine, violence, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crimes, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, murder, vengeance, gambling, interracial relations, room service ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.4
 28K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, confined, on the run, master criminal, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 5.7
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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: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police detective, track down, rivalry, crimes, heist, chase, sniper, escapades, graphic violence, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 180K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, storage unit, robbery, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crimes, secret, plan gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 8K
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: neo noir, stylized, clever, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, murder, corruption, femme fatale, robbery, crimes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, miami, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 35K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, criminal's revenge, bandit, chase, gangsters, betrayal, murder, tough heroes, policewoman, hospital, left for dead, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.0
 10K
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, serious, cynical, clever, stylized ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, bank robbery, police inspector, driver, criminal, double life, police, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
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: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 18K
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, chase, gang, police corruption, strong violent content, model, disorder, violence spree, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%