Movies like Dog Day Afternoon

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
 8.0
 245K
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, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, bank, heist, fbi, police, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, mishap, robbery, transsexual, one day, homosexual, gay slur, sergeant, fainting, police officer, character study, unhappy marriage, sniper, siege ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, 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, suspenseful, tense and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, heist, crime gone awry, robbery, murder and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dog Day Afternoon: Reservoir Dogs (1992), The Bank Job (2008), The Town (2010), Heat (1995), Albino Alligator (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
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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: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, dark hero, psychopath, swearing, violence spree, gang, perfect crime, suprisingly clever, undercover cop, thief ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
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 7.2
 177K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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 ...
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 7.5
 366K
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 602K
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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, group of criminals, thief, crime, one last job, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, crime, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 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, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, true crime, police, police officer killed, gang, confined, incompetent police, master criminal, thief, hostage, money, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: tense, light, entertaining, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, couples, opposites attract, criminal heroes, love affair, fish out of water, bank, hostage, crime, romance, kidnapper kidnapped relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 147K
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, robbery, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters, danger, fall in love, bar, crime, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
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49%
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 7.5
 67K
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, character change, treasure, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 207K
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: neo noir, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, prison, ex convict, drug lord, disco, crime, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 11K
Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, partners, love and romance, wanted, couple relations, couples, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: neo noir, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, deception, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 10K
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, neo noir, melancholic, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Stockholm Syndrome (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the true story of the failed bank robbery-cum-hostage taking in a bank at the square Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm, in September 1973. The Stockholm Syndrome is named after this incident.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, disturbing, twists and turns
Plot: bank, bank robber, bank robbery, hostage, money, storage unit, water, noose, stockholm syndrome, police, ambulance, gas mask ...
Time: 70s
Place: eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Kill Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, veteran, society, rivalry, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, robbery, law enforcement, negotiation, deal, bank, threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, exciting ...
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, england, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, crime, dishonesty, crimes, special agents, confined, law enforcement, criminal heroes, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.5
 22K
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, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, murder, police investigation, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, s&m, working undercover, crimes, crime, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime, confined, danger, chases and races, gory, bar, disorder, hostage, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 108K
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, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 58K
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: bank robbery, heist, young man, robbery, memory loss, murder, loss of friend, crimes, crime, tragic event, mentally challenged, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, kansas city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
 1.1M
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, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 7.5
 377K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, crime, killings, organized crime, merciless, driving at night, crimes, anti heroes, victim, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, chase, fugitives, love and romance, murderous pair, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 22K
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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, 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 ⇓
43%
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, bleak, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, husband wife relationship, mental institution, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, criminal heroes, graphic violence, urban, uninhibited rivalry, crime, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 268K
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, neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, thief, confinement indoors, trapped, millionaire, psycho, disorder, child in peril, danger, burglar, cat and mouse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 53K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, bank robbery, police detective, investigation, police investigation, crime, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, hostages, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%