Movies like The Fence

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The Fence (1994)
 4.4
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The Fence (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Having served 12 years in prison for assaulting a corrections officer, Terry Griff is let out of prison early and embarks on a downward spiral.
Style: neo noir, semi autobiographical
Plot: interracial relations, fear, heist, friendship, death, criminal, african american, security guard, best friend, child abuse, murder, street life, drug use, self defense, friend, overdose, juvenile detention, drug overdose, son murders father, brother in law sister in law relationship, warden, urban setting, black american, stabbing, release from prison ...
Place: chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to The Fence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, violence, death, gun, chase, blood and shot to death mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Fence: Harsh Times (2005), The Split (1968), The Slams (1973), The Brave One (2007), Never Die Alone (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 64K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, mad, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking alcohol, drinking, corruption, crime, crimes, friends, violence, drugs, friend, marijuana, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 1K
The Split (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt a daring robbery of a football stadium.
Style: suspense, neo noir
Plot: heist, murder, death, hostage, torture, murder investigation, corrupt cop, arrest, escape, colosseum, stadium, master thief ...
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 242
The Slams (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival prison factions surround a Los Angeles convict (Jim Brown) who has $1.5 million stashed on the outside.
Plot: jail, heist, hidden money, black american, heroin, corruption, militant, violence, drug dealing, misanthropy, extortion, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 60K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, vengeance, corpse, loss of loved one, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, injury, evidence, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, gangsters, crime boss, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 499
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, racism, interracial relations, store, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, terrorism, city life, urban, death wish ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 9K
Proud Mary (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: female assassin, female killer, gangsters, car chase, revenge, brutality, betrayal, murder, gangster, little boy, guilt, organized crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 10K
The Samaritan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir
Plot: incest, revenge, warden, parole officer, paternity revealed, prison, dishonesty, criminal heroes, one last job, haunted by the past, cons and scams, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, toronto ontario canada, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, exciting, touching ...
Plot: drug lord, vengeance, murder, car chase, foot chase, police shootout, accidental killing, attempted murder, arms dealer, organized crime, crime boss, police ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, urban ghetto, tough heroes, r&b, urban, social decay, interracial relations, violence spree, law enforcement, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 54K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: neo noir, stylized, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangster, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, friendship, alcohol, criminal ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 100K
Den of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police brutality, fbi, divorce, car chase, tough guy, police, chase, money, investigation, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, confined, crimes, vampire, deadly, society, danger, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, ghetto, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 106
Colorz of Rage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Writer-director Dale Resteghini's indie drama follows a young interracial couple (Resteghini and Nicki Richards) whose recent move to New York from the Boston suburbs lands them in an environment of bigotry and hatred that they're ...
Plot: interracial relations, interracial romance, interracial couple, african american, white male black female relationship, urban setting
Place: boston, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Intrusive Behavior (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Years after the institutionalizing and abandoning of their mentally unstable daughter, the Kilpatrick family becomes victim to mental instabilities of their own as their past comes back to haunt them.
Plot: police officer, insanity, fear, evil, court, death, tire iron, rape, blood, hospital, police, sister ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 28K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 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: neo noir, stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, betrayal, one last job, storage unit, car dealer, convict, car salesman, safe, thief, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 134K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 16K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 70K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, violence, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 4K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 15K
Set It Off (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, undertake to rob banks. While initially successful, a policeman who was involved in shooting one of the women's brothers is on their trail. As the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: heist, single parent, friendship, ghetto, bank robber, crimes, crime, dishonesty, on the run, sleazy, family relations, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, street gang, police brutality, drug dealing, crime, crimes, hip hop, murder, friendship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, private detective, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 35K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Night of the Juggler (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.
Style: neo noir
Plot: ransom, child abduction, corrupt cop, murder, psychopath, violence, police, exploitation, chase, manhunt, kidnapping, death
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 69K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, moral dilemma, justice, danger, betrayal, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 25K
Juice (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four Harlem friends -- Bishop, Q, Steel and Raheem -- dabble in petty crime, but they decide to go big by knocking off a convenience store. Bishop, the magnetic leader of the group, has the gun. But Q has different aspirations. He wants to be a DJ ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto life, gang, coming of age, friendship, murder, crime gone awry, rivalry, ambition, basketball, graphic violence, rap ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, gangsters, police officer, partners, army investigation, deadly, rebellion, police investigation, investigation, crime, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 27
Asero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Story: Childhood friends Victor and Narding built their friendship in the street. At a very young age, they were partners performing dangerous activities. However, Narding heeds his foster parents’ request for him to enter the seminary to become a ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: shooting, shot to death, store, church, criminal, death, gangster, electric chair, chase, train, priest, death of protagonist ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%