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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, rescue, chase, on the run, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, dishonesty, criminal heroes, corrupt law enforcer, faked death, war on drugs, drugs, agent, criminal, teamwork, escapades, fighting crime, drug bust, drug lord, empire, motorcycle chase, estate, vineyard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, latin america, thailand, mexico

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Most similar movies to The Death and Life of Bobby Z

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, gun and revenge 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), Fast Five (2011), Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001), Fast & Furious (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: gangsters, assassination attempt, drug lord, revenge, hitman, dark hero, vengeance, corruption, murder, violent, cia, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, revenge, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, gunfight, rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, violence spree, crimes, vengeance, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: entertaining, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, car race, car, street racing, organized crime, tough heroes, freedom, on the run, favela, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, tokyo, latin america, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, cons and scams, vengeance, drug dealing, betrayal, rivalry, criminal heroes, track down, frame up, prison, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, asia, usa, california ...
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Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, entertaining, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, street racing, car race, car, gang, undercover cop, friendship, friends, vengeance, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
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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, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, chase, car chase, on the run, gunfight, informant, corrupt businessman, redemption, crime boss, organized crime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
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Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: police corruption, car chase, chase, hostage, mistaken identity, on the run, woman in danger, dirty cop, dishonesty, law enforcement, empire, car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, prisoner, criminal, disorder, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, sexy, rough, tense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug cartel, crimes, marijuana, kidnapping, gangsters, love triangle, rescue, mob boss, friendship, drug lord, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, southern california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, betrayal, undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, dishonesty, working undercover, car chase, revenge, cia agent, one man army, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, hitman, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crime gone awry, crimes, fbi, brutality, gangsters, corruption, confined, rivalry, dishonesty, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: entertaining, exciting, suspense, absurd, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, car, race, chase, revenge, street racing, rescue mission, amnesia, bodyguard, vengeance, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tokyo, azerbaijan, dominican republic, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: surprise ending, intense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, hitman, martial arts, mafia, fbi, presumed dead, crimes, tough law enforcer, betrayal, guilt, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, drug lord, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, robbery, lone hero, heist, rivalry, betrayal, ship captain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, desert, drug dealing, partners, crimes, working undercover, buddies, criminal heroes, aerial combats, violence, drug dealer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Package (2012)
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, tough heroes, organized crime, husband wife relationship, hostage, deception, brother brother relationship, crime boss, torture, delivery man, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: spy, hitman, betrayal, chase, cia, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, state affairs, conspiracy, vengeance, killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: revenge, crimes, survival, dishonesty, kidnapping, nightclub owner, self defense, architect, abduction, confined, partners, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, undercover, crimes, brutality, murder, drug addiction, racial slur, undercover cop, drugs, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1972, year 1992
Place: california, los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
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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: twists and turns, stylized, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, assassin, lone hero, loner, tough guy, mentor, martial arts, gangsters, revenge, mafia, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
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