Movies like The Debt Collector 1999

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The Debt Collector (1999)
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The Debt Collector (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen seventies, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden (Billy Connolly).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: obsession, murder, prison, crimes, vengeance, crime, life is a bitch, journalism, collector, campaign, society, human nature, rehabilitation, deadly, rivalry, rape, car, violence, rain, sculptor, corpse, police officer killed, pub, police officer, writing in blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, realistic and serious films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, rivalry, vengeance, crime and revenge mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Debt Collector: Journal of a Contract Killer (2008), The Divine Move (2014), Ten Dead Men (2008), Dad Savage (1998), Vendetta (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Journal of a Contract Killer (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephanie Komack was a high-class hooker and assassin for the Italian Mob. Now working in London as a waitress, and a single mother to her seven year old daughter, the Mob track Stephanie down and persuade her to do one last job. The hit goes wrong ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: prostitute, hitman, kidnapping, italian mafia, vengeance, rivalry, single parent, deadly, crimes, violence, revenge, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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86%
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Ten Dead Men (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: You can’t outrun your past. That is the extremely painful lesson that Ryan (Brendan Carr)is learning right now, as spectres of his past life of crime have returned to haunt him, destroying the only person he holds dear, and nearly killing him in ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, vengeance, danger, gangsters, betrayal, rivalry, murder, haunted by the past, chase, starting over, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 389
Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, godparent, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, heist, crime, stash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Vendetta (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, gang, crimes, violence spree, vigilante, vendetta ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Zero Tolerance (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are dead. Three witnesses, including Helen, identify thug ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: chase, murder, false accusation, gunfight, threat, police officer, burglar, police, witness, robbery, revenge, city ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, deadly, vengeance, confined, gang, tough heroes, murder, heroes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Contract (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hannah has been trained in the lethal art of assasination by her father Luc, a former sniper with the special forces in Vietnam. When her father is unexpectedly killed she is forced to choose between the violent world she knows and the ordinary ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: chases and races, crimes, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, vengeance, hitman, graphic violence, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Killing Time (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semicorrupt detective Robert Bryant hires a beautiful female assassin, Maria, to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, goofy hero, chases and races, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, assassination, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grief, vengeance, vigilantism, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, couple relations, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Undefeatable (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) who, along with her gang, take part in Mafia-run street fights to earn money for her sister's college education. Kristi's sister hopes to become a doctor and pay for Kristi's education.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, rivalry, partners, psychopath, gory, siblings relations, vengeance, crimes, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.1
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Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, crimes, sex scene, revenge, drugs/alcohol, crime, prostitute, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
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Out on Bail (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, sheriff, mute or deaf, dishonesty, law enforcement, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, state affairs, diner, corruption ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Asian School Girls (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kidnapped by a Los Angeles crime syndicate, a group of schoolgirls must fight and seduce their way to vengeance after one of them committed suicide, teaching the criminals a lesson in kicking butt and taking names.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, murder, danger, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, danger, family, debt, murder, society, family relations, escapades, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, battle zone, murder, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, interracial relations, murder, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, gangsters, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Elaan (Hindi: एलान, translation: Manifesto) is a 2005 Bollywood action thriller film. Elaan is a mission film about five characters and their plan against one man. Produced by Ganesh Jain and Ratan Jain and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, murder, prison, vigilantism, betrayal, crimes, danger, rivalry, track down, chases and races, parents and children, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, italy, india, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, rivalry, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, bank teller, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, frame up, custody, murder, photographer, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, life is a bitch, on the run, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, insanity, deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, hitman, undercover, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
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Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, reluctant partners, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, deadly, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 312
Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, murder, prostitute, arson, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, assassination, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, irish, murder, violence spree, priest, friendship, sheep, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1950s, 50s
Place: boston, ireland, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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