Movies like The Cincinnati Kid

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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
 7.2
 16K
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, rough, serious, stylized, sexy, suspense, dramatic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, gangsters, friendship, friends, crimes, rich and poor, on the road, couples, rivalry, dealer, ambition, partners, buddies, dishonesty, cons and scams, cheating, adultery, dancing, prostitute, money, monkey, train, puzzle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 30s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, southern usa, mississippi, california, mississippi river

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Most similar movies to The Cincinnati Kid

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and tense films with plots about redemption, gangsters, runaway, mentor, dialogue, storytelling and friendship mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cincinnati Kid: The Hustler (1961), Red Zone (2003), California Split (1974), Mississippi Grind (2015), All In (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: billiards, gambling, suicide, money, hustler, sport, championship, success, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
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 4.3
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, high school, casino, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, dice, fight, stripper, roulette, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, money problems, casino, debt, down on your luck, obsessive quest, unlikely partners, partners, card playing, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: new orleans, mississippi, usa, memphis, southern usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, college life, fall in love, culture clash, couples, youth, follow your dream, buddies, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, usa, nevada, las vegas
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55%
 3.8
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All In (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: gambling, poker, medical school, doctor, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, buddies, ego clash, ambition, underdog, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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49%
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Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, ransom, prostitute, crimes, christmas, betrayal, low lives, loser, holiday, cover up ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: gambling, gambler, millionaire, card playing, drifter, lottery, buddies, life is a bitch, dishonesty, down on your luck, countryside, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.3
 5K
True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 2K
Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, comeback, small town, friendship, power relations, animal life, ambition, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, redemption, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jason Staebler lives on the Boardwalk and fronts for the local mob in Atlantic City. He is a dreamer, who asks his brother David, a radio personality from Philadelphia to help him build a paradise on a Pacific Island, yet another of his ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: embezzlement, family relations, island, jail, daydreamer, monopoly, crimes, dishonesty, human nature, parents and children, family life, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, new orleans, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, friendship, nervous breakdown, haunted by the past, loss of friend, funeral, family problems, parents and children, drinking problem, family relations, mentor, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, going straight, criminal heroes, best friends, crimes, partners, heist, cons and scams, disposing of a dead body, released from prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 10K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, serious, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Plot: streetfighting, illegal fistfight, street fighter, boxing, great depression, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, fistfight, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Market: A Tale of Trade (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey, UK, Kazakhstan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Turkish small time black marketeer wants to enter the cell phone business. To get enough money, he promises the local doctor to get medicine for sick children.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, witty, clever
Plot: gambling, disorder, ambition, partners, nothing goes right, crimes, odd couple, satire, black market, gangsters, medicine, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, turkey, kazakhstan, azerbaijan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 11K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, suspense, biting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, suburbs, divorce, adultery, love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, friendship, introspection, human nature, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Desperate characters stake their fortune on a Depression-era dance marathon.
Style: depressing, atmospheric, gloomy, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: great depression, dancing, suicidal, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, crimes, reward, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, minneapolis minnesota, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.1
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The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crimes, hopes, gangsters, loan, gambler, bet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Streetcar Named Desire (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, pregnancy, sister sister relationship, rape, unfulfillment, golden years, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.3
 257K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, con artists, gambling, casino, poker, crimes, deception, gangsters, mentor, bet, friends, mob boss ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
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Money Kings (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, gambling, bet, loser, down on your luck, dishonesty, life is a bitch, disorder, moral dilemma, unlikely criminals, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 6K
Last Orders (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final ...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, last wish, death, memory, family relations, partners, parents and children, self discovery, friends, friendship between men, old love, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hitman, bank robbery, heist, chase, mafia, small town, on the run, one last job, suicide, sheriff, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Places in the Heart (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1930s Southern US, a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: farm, great depression, small town, ku klux klan, friendship, racism, widow, redemption, bittersweet, tornado, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 17K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, bar fight, hitchhiker, train travel, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, denver colorado, usa, detroit, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A recovering alcoholic film director tries for a comeback in Rome.
Style: stylized, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: filmmaking, ambition, sanitarium, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, showbiz, ego clash, downfall, unsupportive coworkers, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, usa, europe, connecticut, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 2K
Diamond Men (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After 30 years on the road, a veteran jewellery salesman is forced to show his young replacement the tricks of the trade. But when the kid introduces him to the ladies of the "Altoona Riding Club," the old dog is introduced to a whole new ...
Style: feel good, touching, ironic, cynical, talky ...
Plot: self discovery, introspection, aging, partners, crimes, heist, workplace situations, mentor, mentor protege relationship, diamond, prostitute, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 3K
Two Bits (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, haunted by the past, friendship, self discovery, family life, teenage life, parents and children, hopes, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 8K
Old Joy (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, on the road, hopes, buddies, partners, couples, thirtysomething life, liberal, self discovery, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, europe, london, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%