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The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
 5.8
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The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, tense, captivating, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug trade, betrayal, chase, rescue, on the run, faked death, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, crime, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, corrupt law enforcer, motorcycle chase, drug lord, booby trap, junkyard, vineyard, war on drugs, agent, criminal, drugs, teamwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, revenge, danger, gun, chase and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Death and Life of Bobby Z: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001), Collide (2016), Savages (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, violence spree, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, cons and scams, track down, vengeance, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, asia, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Collide (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, drug dealing, crimes, chase, car chase, on the run, gunfight, corrupt businessman, informant, crime boss, redemption, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, rough, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, marijuana, kidnapping, drug lord, drug cartel, crime, friendship, ex military, mob boss, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
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Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, undercover, crimes, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, chases and races, dishonesty, one man army, revenge, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, robbery, confined, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, homeless, robbery gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
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Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, street racing, car race, on the run, car, tough heroes, fbi, favela, freedom, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, monaco ...
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Quick (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, female assassin, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, gangsters, danger, manhunt, murder, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, dishonesty, danger, undercover, rivalry, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, martial arts, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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One in the Chamber (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: KILL SPEED is a high-octane, youth oriented, TOP GUN meets FAST & FURIOUS tale about best friends who fly home-built, high-tech planes to deliver Mexican manufactured crystal meth throughout rural California in order to fund their Hollywood, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, desert, working undercover, drug dealing, partners, crimes, danger, crime, buddies, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, aerial combats ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, chase, street racing, car race, chases and races, police officer, gang, friends, crimes, rivalry, loss of loved one, gunfight ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Elephant White (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, organized crime, drug trafficking, drug traffic, racial slur, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1972, 70s
Place: ohio, los angeles, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
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The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, survival, dishonesty, danger, revenge, kidnapping, nightclub owner, self defense, architect, abduction, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 4K
The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crimes, danger, chases and races, tough heroes, crime boss, organized crime, husband wife relationship, deception, hostage, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, heist, police corruption, police detective, criminal, crime, crimes, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
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Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 6K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, danger, government agency, state affairs, deadly, manhunt, secret agents, conspiracy, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 15K
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A parolee (Paul Walker) becomes the target of a massive police manhunt after inadvertently picking up a rental car with a female whistleblower tied up in the trunk. Now, as the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, car chase, hostage, chase, on the run, woman in danger, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, hostages, dirty cop, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, chinatown, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 46K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, vigilante, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%