Movies like Choice of Arms

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Choice of Arms (1981)
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Choice of Arms (1981)
Original name: Le choix des armes
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 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 Mickey, a menacing hothead, demands money of Noel. A few days later, Mickey returns to the estate, shoots up a dinner party and threatens them again. Noel sends Nicole to an hotel and goes to his old gang to help him hunt down the dangerous Mickey. Mickey has other problems, too, including heartache for a daughter he hardly knows. Young, eager cops tail Nicole, and all are on a complicated collision course.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, chase, on the run, prison escape, heist, gang, friendship, hitman, murder, crimes, master criminal, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, haunted by the past, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, horse, bank robbery, drug addict, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Choice of Arms: Ready 2 Die (2014), Second Breath (1966), The Fighter (1983), The Second Wind (2007), Consignment (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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: 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
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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 ⇓
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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 ⇓
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
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Place: europe, france
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Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
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Duration: 83 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
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Le Samouraï (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
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Country: France
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Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
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The Postcard Bandit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blue Hill Avenue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A child of a middle class home with solid moral values is lured into a world of crime and corruption.
Style: rough, realistic, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, neo noir, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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