Movies like Dog Day Afternoon

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
 8.0
 231K
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, rough, bleak, serious, no music ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, bank robbery, bank, fbi, police, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, heist, mishap, robbery, transsexual, one day, homosexual, gay slur, sergeant, fainting, police officer, character study, brooklyn new york city, unhappy marriage, sniper ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Dog Day Afternoon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, tense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, crime gone awry, heist, dialogue, storytelling and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dog Day Afternoon: Heat (1995), Reservoir Dogs (1992), Donnie Brasco (1997), Serpico (1973), Albino Alligator (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 563K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, gunfight, neo noir, bank robbery, robbery, thief, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 897K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: talky, brutal, tense, non-linear, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, crimes, dark hero, psychopath, suprisingly clever, swearing, violence spree, gang, cult, undercover cop, perfect crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 272K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mentor, fbi, organized crime, neo noir, undercover, crimes, friends, investigation, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, miami, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 107K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: whistleblower, police corruption, fighting the system, hippie, police investigation, undercover cop, social decay, partners, life is a bitch, ethics, bribery, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, dark humor, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, bar, gun, crimes, crime, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, neo noir, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, heist, crime, crimes, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.5
 62K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, betrayal, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 140K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, organized crime, bar, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, gangsters, crime, hitman, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.4
 4K
Hold Up (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the morning of April 5, 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, true crime, police, police officer killed, gang, confined, incompetent police, master criminal, thief, hostage, money, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 345K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, romancing a criminal, gunfight, bank robbery, gang, group of criminals, ex convict, robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, thief, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Kill Me Later (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Her goldfish dead, her lover exposed as a rat, Shawn Holloway leaves her bank post and goes to the roof intent on suicide. Before she can leap, she's taken hostage by Charlie Anders, a fleeing bank robber. He and his partners have stolen a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, light, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, couples, opposites attract, criminal heroes, love affair, bank, fish out of water, hostage, crime, romance, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 197K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, robbery, dysfunctional family, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Kill Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A small group of military veterans sets out to rob a major bank in Pittsburgh. When things go awry, they're forced to take more than a dozen hostages from all walks of life, including a wealthy and powerful businessman's daughter.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, ex military, robbery, veteran, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal heroes, society, police detective, bank, deal, siege ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 171K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, proposal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.7
 992K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, mentor ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1955 ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, bronx new york city, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: betrayal, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 18K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, s&m, murder, gay, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crimes, crime, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, hostage, disorder, gory, bar, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 106K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family in danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 984
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, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, dishonesty, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, special agents, confined, law enforcement, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder, housing project, mental institution, husband wife relationship, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 253K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, disorder, locked in a room, neo noir, crime gone awry, bunker, confined, secret room, cat and mouse, thief, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, mob boss, heroin, mafia, drug traffic, drug trafficking, police corruption, smuggling, rise and fall, society ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, bronx new york city, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 56K
The Lookout (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, young man, robbery, memory loss, murder, loss of friend, crime, crimes, tragic event, mentally challenged, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, kansas city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crimes, crime, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 97K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%