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The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
 5.9
 14K
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, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue, on the run, faked death, drug trade, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, crime, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, corrupt law enforcer, motorcycle chase, drug lord, booby trap, junkyard, vineyard, hostages, hostage, fugitives, chases and races, disorder ...
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, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, chases and races, violence, crime, gun and pistol mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller 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), Quick (1993). 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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal's revenge, violence spree, tough heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal, criminal heroes, drug dealing, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 15K
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, gunfight, informant, redemption, crime boss, on the run, corrupt businessman, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.3
 368
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, gangsters, manhunt, danger, corruption, murder, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
 2K
Kill Speed (2010)
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, desert, working undercover, crimes, partners, drug dealing, crime, danger, criminal heroes, buddies, aerial combats, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, gangsters, mob boss, corruption, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 29K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, martial arts, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, drug abuse, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 44K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 5K
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, secret agents, state affairs, deadly, government agency, manhunt, conspiracy, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 347K
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, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, car race, on the run, car, crimes, rivalry, fbi, freedom, chases and races, street racing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crime boss, crimes, danger, chases and races, tough heroes, organized crime, husband wife relationship, deception, hostage, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 112K
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, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 4K
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, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, strong violent content, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 27K
The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, cynical, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, prison, chase, bank robbery, robbery, betrayal, infidelity, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, danger, on the run, law enforcement, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, deadly, hitman, disorder, tough heroes, kidnapping, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 4K
Tortured (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mobster orders an undercover FBI agent to torture an accountant.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: undercover, torture, fbi, police investigation, police corruption, accountant, law enforcement, criminal heroes, disorder, master criminal, deadly, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 115K
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
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, danger, betrayal, ex convict, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 76K
Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, detroit, west indies, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 512
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 14K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hostage, police corruption, woman in danger, on the run, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, hostages, dirty cop, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, manhunt, crimes, crime, dishonesty, heist, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, police investigation, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, police corruption, tough law enforcer, master criminal, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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