Movies like The Driver

If you like "The Driver" you are looking for atmospheric, serious and rough movies about / with heist, neo noir, criminal heroes, crime, car chase, urban and chases and races themes of Action, Crime and Thriller genre shot in USA or UK.
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 7.2
 12K
The Driver
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He promises pardons to a gang if they help to convict him in a set-up robbery. The Driver seeks help from The Player to mislead the detective.
Style: atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, tense, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, neo noir, criminal heroes, crime, car chase, urban, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, set up, casino, card game, gambling, getaway driver, anti hero, bag of money, car, robbery, witness, on the run, law enforcement, rivalry, lone wolves, uninhibited rivalry, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Warriors
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
92 min.
 7.7
Heat
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
170 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to The Driver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, violence, gunfight, chase and chases and races mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Driver: The Getaway (1972), Last Man Standing (1996), Welcome to the Punch (2013), Truck Turner (1974), Street Knight (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.5
 24K
The Getaway
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, bank robbery, crime gone awry, chase, murder, betrayal, robbery, prison, hitman, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Last Man Standing
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, mafia, hitman, small town, crime, prohibition, gunfight, gangster, violence, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   84%
 
Welcome to the Punch
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   73%
 
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 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, partners against crime, chase, crime, track down, tough heroes, chases and races, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
 5.3
 582
Street Knight
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, crime, crimes, urban, law enforcement, rivalry, against the odds, teenage life, city life, gangsters, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
 6.5
 868
Hickey & Boggs
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crime, criminal heroes, bank, gangsters, partners against crime, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, kidnapping, on the run, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
 7.7
 82K
The Warriors
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, chase, crime, vengeance, survival, gang, murder, violence, brutality, revenge, gangster, friendship ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
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Cleopatra Jones
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, disco, special agents, drug dealing, jazz, crime, fighting crime, urban ghetto, tough heroes, crimes, rivalry, pimp ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
The Mod Squad
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, undercover, undercover cop, police corruption, partners against crime, corruption, redemption, going straight, prostitution, mentor, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, brutality, vengeance, survival, police station, violence, chase, revenge, murder, death, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
 4.3
 285
Mask of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, prison, urban, criminal's revenge, gangsters, hidden identity, crime, master criminal, special agents, assassination attempt, blood, machine gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
 20K
Thief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, vengeance, betrayal, mafia, gangster, robbery, organized crime, gunfight, bank robbery, surveillance, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
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Urban Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, small town, gangsters, urban, chase, crime, investigation, track down, murder, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, organized crime, revenge, vengeance, neo-noir, gangsters, gangster, violence, hitman, mafia, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
The Italian Connection
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, chase, urban, hitman, manhunt, chases and races, mafia, crimes, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   36%
 
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two lovers, Mary and Larry, in their Dodge Charger are chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, store, criminal heroes, buddies, adventure, fugitives, helicopter, mechanic, robbery, chase, hostages, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
The Replacement Killers
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, revenge, vengeance, gangsters, crime, chase, assassin, organized crime, redemption, betrayal, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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 6.2
 52K
Takers
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, chase, robbery, bank robbery, betrayal, car chase, surveillance, revenge, criminal heroes, gangster, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 58K
Cobra
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, motorcycle, violence, car chase, hostage, tough law enforcer, slasher, lone hero, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, organized crime, mafia, corruption, gangster, violence, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, car chase, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.9
 60K
48 Hrs.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, prison, police, chase, gunfight, violence, revenge, car chase, verbal byplay, murder, prison escape, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 5.4
 3K
The Hitman
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, good versus evil, crime, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, betrayal, tough law enforcer, mafia, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, prison, vengeance, undercover cop, redemption, undercover, master criminal, violence, corruption, gangster, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
L.A. Takedown
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime, bank robbery, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
The Protector
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, police investigation, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, kidnapping, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 4.8
 6K
7 Seconds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime gone awry, tough heroes, chases and races, one man army, dishonesty, chase, heist, rivalry, kidnapping, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 

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 6.3
 70K
Assassins
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, assassin, rivalry, gunfight, surveillance, revenge, violence, assassins, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
Jackson County Jail
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, on the road, fugitives, manhunt, false accusation, injustice, frame up, crime, chases and races, rape, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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