Movies like The Second Wind

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The Second Wind (2007)
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The Second Wind (2007)
Original name: Le Deuxième souffle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a traitor to his own accomplices. Gu will do whatever it takes to clean his honor...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, escape, righting the wronged, prison escape, gangster, armored truck
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille

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Most similar movies to The Second Wind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, heist and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Second Wind: Sushi Girl (2012), A Gang Story (2011), The Crew (2008), The Last Diamond (2014), The Gang (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gangsters, retribution, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
 7.0
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, hopes, going straight, crimes, introspection, buddies, gang, gangsters, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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100%
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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 ⇓
79%
The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, fall in love, crimes, thief, hidden identity, criminal heroes, betrayal, corruption, diamond, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, chase, dishonesty, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, criminal heroes, chases and races, heist, crimes, police ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.1
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36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, blind ambition, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
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65%
 5.3
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, deadly, rivalry, crimes, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, chase, on the run, prison escape, hitman, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, ireland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
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Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, crime, special agents, confined, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, gloomy, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, gangsters, betrayal, one last job, robbery, prison, track down, lovers on the run, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.2
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2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
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The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, going straight, crime gone awry, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, neo noir, intrigue, rivalry, police corruption, nightlife, lifestyle, dishonesty, betrayal, nightclub, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police detective, rivalry, track down, heist, crimes, deadly, chase, sniper, escapades, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, neo noir, sniper, escape, prison, police, thief, pimp, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 8K
56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, working undercover, deadly, duty, police, drugs, criminal, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Adversary (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: murder, buried truth, mysterious character, police investigation, hidden identity, deadly, crime, crimes, dishonesty, serial killer, cons and scams, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, family relations, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, strong violent content, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Body of My Enemy (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, gangsters, criminal, revenge, crime, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, rise and fall, dishonesty, murder trial, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, frame up, renewed love, friends, one more chance, cons and scams, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, riviera, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, bank, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, murderous pair, police detective, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, bank, murder, criminal gang, bank robbery, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, law enforcement, partners, tough law enforcer, buddies, friends, crime, police corruption, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 404
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish mob, irish american, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 799
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, murder, stripper, deception, henchman, crime, corvette, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%