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Five Minutes to Live (1961)
 5.5
 861
Five Minutes to Live (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense, psychotronic, classic noir, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, bank, hostage, bank robbery, bank robber, house, dysfunctional marriage, bank manager, killer, extramarital affair, flashback, gangsters, heist, psychopath, hitman, kidnapping, murder, suburbs, crime gone awry, hostage situation, banker, small town, ransom demand, school, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas

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Most similar movies to Five Minutes to Live

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and neo noir films with plots about crimes, crime gone awry, murder, heist, gangsters, dishonesty and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Five Minutes to Live: Three Way (2004), The Box (2007), Living & Dying (2007), No Good Deed (2002), Public Enemies (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 2K
Three Way (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, murder, nude girl, crime gone awry, adultery, kidnapping, debauchery, betrayal, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.5
 492
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, crime gone awry, disorder, tough heroes, hitman, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, on the run, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.4
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, neo noir, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostage, robbery, police detective, crimes, femme fatale, heist, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, bank robbery, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, criminal, confined, special agents, criminal heroes, law enforcement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 281
Puzzle (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, suspicion, heist, master criminal, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 370K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: tricky, surprise ending, suspense, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, hostage, bank, master criminal, perfect crime, crimes, thief, police, police detective, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.2
 3K
Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, serial killer, rape, murder, psychopath, kidnapping, hostage, confined, child in peril, police, violence, police officer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, extramarital affair, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, infidelity, hitman, crimes, betrayal, murder mystery, gunfight, visceral ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.5
 386K
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, gang, thief, crimes, gangsters, perfect crime, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 278K
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: suspense, tense, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, trapped, confinement indoors, claustrophobia, cat and mouse, survival, thief, surveillance, hostage, locked in a room, psycho, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 633
Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: realistic, serious, cynical, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, restaurant, kidnapping, bank, confined, crime gone awry, rescue, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, crimes, murder, hitman, vengeance, master criminal, criminal's revenge, rivalry, greed, crime gone awry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, justice, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: entertaining, light, tense, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: heist, crimes, opposites attract, criminal heroes, couples, love affair, bank, fish out of water, hostage, romance, police, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 991
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hostage, fbi, mind game, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, home invasion, justice, crimes, dysfunctional family, police investigation, moral ambiguity, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, seaside, ransom, hell, psychopath, cafe, airport, murder, chase, crime gone awry, hostage, child in peril ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, cerebral, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, hostage, robbery, crimes, gay, one day, police, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, bank, fbi ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: neo noir, buddy movie, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, private investigator, buddy cop, rescue, investigation, murder, kidnapping, disorder, partners against crime, mystery, on the run, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Payback: Straight Up (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, revenge, prostitute, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, confined, fish out of water, theft, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, neo noir, melancholic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crimes, heist, police investigation, crime gone awry, chase, robbery, disney, violence, life philosophy, police corruption, paranoia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 596
Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, car thief, crimes, psychopath, car chase, race against time, mind game, master criminal, criminal's revenge, heist, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 8.3
 1.0M
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: brutal, talky, neo noir, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, crime gone awry, undercover cop, dark hero, heist gone wrong, psychopath, robbery, gang, swearing, perfect crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, chase, hostage, heist, bank, vengeance, dishonesty, prison, kidnapping, destiny ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlanta georgia, london, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 8K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, sexy, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, heist, betrayal, corruption, femme fatale, murder, crimes, crime gone awry, death, investigation, violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: intense, talky, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, robbery, on the road, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, on the run, crimes, prison, heist, organized crime, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, female nudity, christmas, erotica, killer, shopping mall, bank teller, chess, holiday, hostage, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 23K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, hitman, crimes, unemployment, mistaken identity, criminal, crime gone awry, betrayal, femme fatale, war injury, murder, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 268K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, sniper, psychopath, mind game, crimes, trapped, dishonesty, hopes, sin, murder, redemption, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%