Movies like The Cincinnati Kid

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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
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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, suspense, dramatic, unusual plot structure, interesting ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, gangsters, friendship, crimes, on the road, friends, rich and poor, partners, ambition, cards, dealer, couples, dishonesty, buddies, rivalry, cons and scams, cheating, adultery, dancing, prostitute, monkey, money, hotel, train ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi, mississippi river, california

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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, tense and talky films with plots about gangsters, mentor, runaway, redemption, dialogue, dishonesty and greed mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Cincinnati Kid: California Split (1974), Mississippi Grind (2015), Hard Eight (1996), The Hustler (1961), True Colors (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, ambition, lifestyle, friendship, college life, follow your dream, fall in love, buddies, couples, culture clash, youth, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, arizona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, casino, transvestism, poker, bus, heist, gambling debt, craps, broken nose, stripper, roulette ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, humorous, semi serious, depressing, tense ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, casino, debt, partners, unlikely partners, down on your luck, obsessive quest, card game, gambler, money problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, southern usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, gloomy, contemplative, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, christmas, ransom, prostitute, crimes, crime, betrayal, small time, low lives ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 8.0
 73K
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: gambling, billiards, sport, suicide, money, hustler, alcohol, rivalry, championship, lifestyle, cons and scams, success ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, minnesota, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
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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, serious, captivating, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, campaign, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, partners, best friends, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: gambling, card game, millionaire, gambler, dishonesty, buddies, profanity, graphic violence, countryside, firefighter, down on your luck, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: high school, casino, gambling, crimes, crime, gangsters, unlikely criminals, partners, buddies, dishonesty, youth, sport team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 1K
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: psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: poker, gambling, medical school, doctor, redemption, addiction, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, criminal heroes, ambition, underdog ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 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, offbeat, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, friendship, comeback, small town, animal life, small town life, ambition, obsession, redemption, power relations, gory, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: atmospheric, depressing, emotional, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: dancing, great depression, suicidal, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, social decay, ambition, reward, crimes, down on your luck, depression, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, santa monica california, california, chicago illinois, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.3
 233K
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, witty, humorous, captivating ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, con artists, crime, crimes, casino, friends, deception, mob boss, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: embezzlement, island, family relations, boardwalk, daydreamer, jail, family life, siblings relations, cons and scams, crimes, parents and children, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, hawaii, atlanta georgia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter ...
Style: emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense ...
Plot: hollywood, ambition, movie star, betrayal, comeback, actor's life, unlikely couple, couple relations, romance, infidelity, adultery, abortion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.7
 9K
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, biting, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, love, divorce, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations, friendship, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 9K
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, boxing, great depression, street fighter, ambition, contests and competitions, tough heroes, life is a bitch, gambling, mafia, beating ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 8K
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, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, human nature, buddies, life is a bitch, rich and poor, parents and children, best friends, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: touching, semi serious, clever, witty, realistic
Plot: gambling, ambition, disorder, partners, nothing goes right, crimes, satire, odd couple, black market, gangsters, medicine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, turkey, kazakhstan, azerbaijan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 4K
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, casino, debt, bookies, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, gambling debt, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 5K
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, war veteran, self discovery, parents and children, partners, friends, life, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989
Place: england, europe, london, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 15K
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, partners, buddies, hitchhiker, bar fight, train ride, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, detroit, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: rich and poor, coming of age, friends, family relations, haunted by the past, friendship, teenage life, family life, youth, self discovery, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: philadelphia, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 6.4
 5K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, neo-noir, law enforcement, couples, frame up, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, unsupportive coworkers, film within a film, workplace, life is a bitch, desire for fame, workplace intrigue, down on your luck, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe, connecticut, usa, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, crimes, city life, couples, urban, gender, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 6K
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, touching, serious, talky ...
Plot: friendship, road trip, map, buddies, partners, on the road, hopes, couple relations, thirtysomething life, human nature, couples, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, europe, england, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 509
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, bar, gambling, crime, bookie, bet, loser, dishonesty, life is a bitch, down on your luck, unlikely partners, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, law enforcement, master criminal, gang, uninhibited rivalry, intrigue, crimes, parents and children, crime, betrayal, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: introspection, self discovery, aging, partners, heist, crimes, workplace situations, mentor, mentor protege relationship, diamond, prostitute, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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