Movies like Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
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Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: During World War II, an American serviceman in London decides to impress his English girlfriend by acting as an American gangster, which soon turns deadly.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: gangsters, investigation, soldier, crimes, heist, crime, frame up, dishonesty, wartime life, criminal heroes, deadly, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, war, world war two, murder, lovers on the run, psychopath, destiny, taxi, chorus girl, violence, showgirl, love, sex ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, murder, deadly, gangsters and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Chicago Joe and the Showgirl: The Big I Am (2010), Played (2006), The Killing Time (1987), Hard Boiled Sweets (2012), Bonded by Blood (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, criminal heroes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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95%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, mystery, hidden identity, investigation, betrayal, crimes, love triangle, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, mob boss, danger, murder, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, rise and fall, partners, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, murder, woman in danger, couples, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 3K
The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, heist, brother brother relationship, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 642
Mr In-Between (2001)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terrifying love triangle. An original twist on a story of divided loyalties, the perils of love and ultimate death. A haunting tale set in a London at times beautiful and ugly, but always captivating. A story that plays with the shadows and light ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, murder, deadly, crimes, organized crime, gangsters, gory, school, criminal heroes, crime, betrayal, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Spreading Ground (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Veteran Detective Ed Delopre (Dennis Hopper) and partner Mike McGivern (Fredric Forrest) have their hands full when they hit the pavement in search of a dangerous killer with five dead bodies already on his record. The mayor, in a rush to see peace ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, investigation, riddles and clues, track down ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 4K
The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, friends, one more chance, cons and scams, frame up, renewed love, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 1K
3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, fighting the system, mind game, mystery, investigation, psychopath, deadly, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 2K
Resistance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1944 and the D-Day invasion has failed, Germany's army have successfully invaded England and the Nazi war-machine is now heading west towards Wales. A group of women in an isolated Welsh village near the English border wake up to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, danger, espionage, war, undercover, wartime life, missing person, world war two, strong female presence, resistance fighter
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 4K
Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, heist, violence, criminal heroes, crime, frame up, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, aging, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, journalist, protestant, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, murder, investigation, nazi occupation, prostitute, mystery, crimes, crime, who done it, uncover truth, serial killer, conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965 ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Innocent Sleep (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chase, murder, witness, reporter, police, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, media, journalism, best friends, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.2
 984
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, dishonesty, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, special agents, confined, law enforcement, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Surveillance 24/7 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Our hero Adam gets drawn into a web of intrigue as evidence is planted on him of a gay royal affair.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: conspiracy, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, race against time, frame up, murder, state affairs, amateur detective, danger, surveillance, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, society, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, serial killer, deadly, injustice, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 2K
Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: vengeance, ambition, gang, athlete's life, gangsters, dishonesty, down on your luck, crime, rivalry, crimes, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ripley Under Ground (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his friend, a hot young artist, is killed, a resourceful American man living in London covers up the crime and tries to keep the friend's name alive in order to exploit his legacy and reap millions in the process.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, impostor, cocaine, dishonesty, criminal heroes, forgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.8
 23K
Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: diamond theft, theft, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, heist, perfect crime, gem, criminal's revenge, storage unit, redemption, life philosophy, jewel theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 500
Another Life (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, rescue, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 11K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, witnessing a crime, disorder, dishonesty, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town, deadly, small town life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 13K
Gangster No. 1 (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An old gangster is advised that Freddie Mays would leave jail after thirty years in prison. His mood changes and he recalls when he was a young punk, who joined Freddie Mays' gang, a man he both envied and ultimately betrayed.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, gang, gangsters, gang war, violence, crimes, crime, extortion, leadership, psychopath, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Public Eye (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A crime photographer gets involved in a conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: nightclub, black market, criminal's revenge, media, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, fall in love ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 383
The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, crime, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, deadly, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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