Movies like The Upper Hand

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The Upper Hand (1966)
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The Upper Hand (1966)
Original name: Du rififi à Paname
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, eurospy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, special agents, gang, heroes, crime, journalism, danger, unemployment, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, hidden identity, rescue, undercover, government agency, spy, caper
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: cuba, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to The Upper Hand

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters and gang mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Upper Hand: The Gang (1977), Cop on a Mission (2001), The Sicilian Clan (1969), Pasha (1968), Action Man (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, disorder, heist, dishonesty, partners, chases and races, partners against crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, one last job, gangsters, revenge, prison escape, unfaithful wife, sicilian, toy airplane, airplane, jewel theft, police detective ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.7
 1K
Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, vengeance, urban, cons and scams, graphic violence, tough heroes, armored car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: restaurant, heist, kidnapping, bank, unlikely criminals, hostages, confined, clergy, adventurer, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Delta Factor (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action-packed espionage thriller based on a book by Mickey Spillane. A man who has been framed for a large-scale robbery escapes from prison, but is caught and given a choice between returning behind bars and working for the CIA. He is enlisted to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, prison, island, heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, drug dealing, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In July of 1976, the Societé Générale of France was robbed of well over $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, bank, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry, crime, caper, robbery, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
48%
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To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, spy, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, graphic violence, danger, crimes, fall in love, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, tv show, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, crime, on the run, dishonesty, parole officer, coldhearted, crime and punishment, vengeance, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Wild Rebels (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stock car driver goes undercover as the wheel man for a motorcycle gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, bank robbery, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, gangsters, society, chase, heroes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
Act of Aggression (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, tense ...
Plot: revenge, crime, rebellion, gang, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, chases and races, life is a bitch, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
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Uno bianca (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 190 min.
Story: Rimini, 1991. For more than a year, the uno bianca gang - they always use a white Fiat Uno - has plagued the area. Their crimes are violent, sometimes killing carabineri, and there's no particular pattern: a bank one day, a petrol station the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police corruption, criminal heroes, police investigation, police detective, crime, riddles and clues, terrorism, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ex convict, buddies, criminal's revenge, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, south of france, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
39%
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The Violent Four (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, non-linear, rough ...
Plot: car chase, deadly, criminal heroes, manhunt, chases and races, law enforcement, tough heroes, heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer, investigation, chases and races, gang, murder, vigilantism, cons and scams, vengeance, friendship, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, hitman, nuclear threat, crimes, chase, danger, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes, car chase, gangsters, road trip ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, partners, leadership, law enforcement, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two British agents are murdered by a mysterious Neonazi organization in West Berlin. The British Secret Service sends agent Quiller to investigate. Soon Quiller is confronted with Neonazi chief "Oktober" and involved in a dangerous game ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, heroes, gang, undercover, rivalry, racism, political intrigue, working undercover, danger, crimes, secret agents ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hell's Bloody Devils (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bikers, Nazis, Mafiosi, and the FBI all clash in this wild and wooly exploitation picture from director Al Adamson. Mark Adams (John Gabriel) is an FBI agent who has been assigned to infiltrate an organized crime ring that has obtained a set of ...
Style: offbeat, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, helicopter, desert, gunfight, motorcycle, chase, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, bounty hunter, chases and races, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, rivalry, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, society, conspiracy, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 565
Sleepless Town (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Kenichi is a half-Japanese, half-Chinese man of the underworld. You can sell him anything except children's organs. His domain is in Kabukicho, a gangland controlled by various Shanghai gangs intent on taking control. His former ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, gang, contests and competitions, chases and races, track down, urban, police investigation, drug dealing, uncover truth, criminal heroes, hotshot hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 647
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, going straight, gang, urban, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, love triangle, graphic violence, gang, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 1K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, crime, ambition, downfall, gang, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, blind ambition, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%