Movies like Eastern Promises

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Eastern Promises (2007)
 7.6
 245K
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity, investigation, betrayal, woman in danger, peril, violent, organized crime, uncover truth, orphan, rape victim, death in childbirth, life is a bitch, merciless, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, realistic, serious and stylized films with plots about murder, crimes, brutality, violence, storytelling, violent and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Eastern Promises: A History of Violence (2005), The Drop (2014), The Departed (2006), We Own the Night (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 7.0
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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, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, crimes, crime boss, criminal heroes, fall in love, catholic, organized crime, church, criminal's revenge, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, boston, brooklyn new york city, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, twists and turns, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, police officer, hitman, brothers, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Get Carter (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Michael Caine is Jack Carter, a small-time hood working in London. When word reaches him of his brothers death, he travels to Newcastle to attend the funeral. Refusing to accept the police report of suicide, Carter seeks out his brother’s friends ...
Style: neo noir, noir, dark, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, northern england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Prophet (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of ...
Style: harsh, tense, bleak, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, mafia, gangsters, prison life, confined, cruelty, gang, convict, prison escape, racial slur, guilt, respect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: neo noir, intense, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, twists and turns, betrayal, murder, heist, drugs, flirting, drug addiction, violence, crimes, drug lord, going straight ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 60s, 20th century
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The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, cynical, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, twists and turns, manipulation, con trick, con artists, swindle, gangsters, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: mind bending, emotional, gloomy, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, guilt, drugs, drug addiction, multiple storylines, grief, mathematician, tragedy, hit and run, faith, surgery, accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: psychological, talky, atmospheric, neo noir, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, london, mediterranean sea, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, bleak ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
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Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: intense, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 60s, 20th century, 80s, 70s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, obsession, assassination, femme fatale, redemption, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, visceral, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, surreal, rough, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, sadism, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, killer, violence, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, twists and turns ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, bloody, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child abuse, mafia, gunfight, twists and turns, undercover agent, violent, racism, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, crimes, one last job, buddies, fall in love, hitman, redemption, organized crime, gunfight, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, disturbing, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, home invasion, hostage, murder, bad guy wins, brutality, torment, kidnapping, family in danger, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
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Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, home invasion, small town, rape and revenge, revenge, murder, female nudity, violent, sexual desire, brutality, sexual assault ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
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Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: suspense, tense, realistic, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, drugs, police, investigation, murder, police corruption, police investigation, police officer, crimes, twists and turns, drug overdose, dark humor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Little Odessa (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: dark, gloomy, disturbing, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, gang, russian mafia, winter, hitman, snow, assassin, immigrants, twists and turns, jewish, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, tokyo, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: cynical, atmospheric, harsh, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, crimes, crime boss, mafia, organized crime, car bomb, revenge, rivalry, twists and turns, gang, bomb ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, ireland, london, europe, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: bullying, revenge, vigilante, gang, brutality, crimes, vigilantism, anger, mental illness, twists and turns, vengeance, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%