Movies like Dead Heat 2002

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Dead Heat (2002)
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Dead Heat (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Boston cop Pally is forced into early retirement, putting a strain on his marriage. Pally's stepbrother, Ray, attempts to lift his spirits by tipping him off to a sure-bet racehorse. But their attempts to secure the champion equine are thwarted by a local mob boss, who steals the horse as repayment for a gambling debt. With their investment on the line, Pally and Ray become entangled in a web of underworld crime and murder.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, ambition, starting over, gangsters, betrayal, rivalry, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, gambling, family problems, jockey, crimes, family relations, parents and children, crime, addiction, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, disorder, deadly, crumbling marriage, estrangement, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston

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Most similar movies to Dead Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters and criminal's revenge mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Dead Heat: Federal Protection (2002), Two Coyotes (2001), Setup (2011), No Blood No Tears (2002), Consignment (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, social decay, hitman, hidden identity, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, disorder, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
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95%
 7.3
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.4
 20K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
No Blood No Tears (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Gyung-sun is a washed-up cab driver who has been trying to go straight after years in trouble with the law after being a big-time safecracker. Soo-jin wants to be a famous singer, but lives the life of a trophy girlfriend to her vicious gangster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vigilantism, forbidden love, dishonesty, gangsters, friendship, redemption, rivalry, betrayal, track down, gory, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 8K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, male objectification, taking off pants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
 592
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, cons and scams, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Seven Times Lucky (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, mind game, crime gone awry, heist, gambling, rivalry, femme fatale, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, vengeance, criminal's revenge, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, gangsters, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: starting over, vengeance, crimes, gang, gangsters, cons and scams, betrayal, rivalry, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, gang, crime, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, gambler, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, on the run, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, crime gone awry, gangsters, gang, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 644
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, odd couple, deadly, cons and scams, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, chase, kidnapping, crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 185
Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maya and Tony are a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Maya seduces businessmen while Tony copies their credit cards. It's a smooth con until one of their victims, Pierce, pulls a gun. Instead of killing them, Pierce offers the desperate couple a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: femme fatale, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, heist, chases and races, intrigue, cons and scams, gambling, disorder, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, fighting crime, master criminal, bank robbery, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, folk hero, criminal's revenge, manhunt, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.3
 507
Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, twins, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist, cons and scams, disorder, estrangement, crime, betrayal, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.7
 755
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, stock broker, gambling, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.9
 197
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, crime, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 803
Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, hitman, crimes, on the road, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, disorder, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 220
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 497
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, criminal heroes, mind game, mystery, unlikely criminals, deadly, betrayal, criminal's revenge, rivalry, dishonesty, crime gone awry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, master criminal, violence, criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 897
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, rivalry, partners, police corruption, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 284
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, on the run, warehouse, mob boss, going straight, gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 287
Hoods (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The problems grow bigger when they discover that the person ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, bandit, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 3K
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, greed, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%