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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: 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 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, chase, on the run, prison escape, crimes, heist, gang, friendship, hitman, drug dealing, crime, danger, murder, haunted by the past, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, going straight ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Choice of Arms: Ready 2 Die (2014), Second Breath (1966), The Second Wind (2007), The Fighter (1983), 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, dishonesty, heist, on the run, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, profanity, deadly ...
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: 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 ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
81%
 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 ⇓
80%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, on the run, gang, police investigation, going straight, starting over, rivalry, drug abuse, hitman, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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 ⇓
77%
 6.3
 413
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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73%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, betrayal, police investigation, on the run, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, imprisonment, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, going straight, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, drug dealing, family relations, betrayal, murder, dishonesty, vengeance, parents and children, prostitute, deadly, city life, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, crimes, nightlife, dishonesty, police corruption, lifestyle, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: rough, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, gangsters, betrayal, murder, police investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, vengeance, deadly, partners, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, crimes, friendship, murder, infidelity, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Triads: The Inside Story (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, heroes, violence spree, gangsters, crimes, dealing with death, unfulfillment, hitman, master criminal, lone wolves, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, motorcycle, beach, bar, drug abuse, journalism, undercover, betrayal, heist, police investigation, working undercover, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Police (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, police investigation, drug dealer, betrayal, gangsters, crime, tough law enforcer, life is a bitch, crimes, partners against crime, addiction, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, chases and races, bank, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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60%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, frame up, femme fatale, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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60%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, cons and scams, neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, greed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 486
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mind game, mystery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.3
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Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, wedding, hitman, criminal heroes, social misfits, crime gone awry, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, prostitute, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 ⇓
56%
 8.0
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The Red Circle (1970)
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 ...
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, neo noir, sniper, nightclub, pimp, police, prison, thief, escape, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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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 ⇓
55%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, rivalry, gang, ambition, betrayal, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, drug dealing, vengeance, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, crime gone awry, politics, prison, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, gambling, heist, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, friends, police investigation, urban ghetto life, gang, betrayal, juvenile delinquency, fighting crime, police corruption, going straight, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%