Movies like The Great Train Robbery

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The Great Train Robbery (1978)
 7.0
 14K
The Great Train Robbery (1978)
Original name: The First Great Train Robbery
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Victorian England, a master criminal makes elaborate plans to steal a shipment of gold from a moving train.
Style: clever, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, adaptation directed by original author, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, train robbery, british history, historic figure, horse carriage, crime, gold, safecracker, train ride, strangulation, rehearsal, master criminal, cons and scams, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals, robbery, love and romance, train, british, perfect crime, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1850s
Place: england, europe, london

Most similar movies to The Great Train Robbery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dialogue, betrayal, twists & turns and storytelling mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Great Train Robbery: The Italian Job (2003), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Flawless (2007), Circus (2000), Heist (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 313K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, perfect crime, revenge, cons and scams, betrayal, robbery, murder, crime, safecracker, gold, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, europe, venice, california, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: nazi germany, soldier, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, espionage, insubordination, war, kidnapping, heroic mission, heroes, head of state ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 22K
Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, perfect crime, unlikely criminals, diamond theft, gem, redemption, heist, theft, life philosophy, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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: clever, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, room service, strangulation, swimming pool, broken finger, phone booth, wig, crime, gangsters, gambling, hitman, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 31K
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: clever, talky, suspenseful, witty, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, neo noir, jewelry, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, gang, one last job, master criminal, verbal byplay, bank robber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Family Business (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: heist, prison, life sentence, criminal, family business, crime, parents and children, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 19K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: clever, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: heist, neo noir, escape, thief, pimp, police, prison, crime, nightclub, corruption, gangsters, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 35K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, warden, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 112K
The Score (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, betrayal, heist, one last job, robbery, crime, stewardess, thief, blueprint, surveillance camera, cons and scams, laser ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Plunkett & Macleane (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: adventure, heist, robbery, buddies, vengeance, unlikely partners, thief, social differences, criminal heroes, crimes, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1700s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 39K
Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fish out of water, whodunit, bulletproof vest, restaurant, wheelchair, party, journalist, police, crime, police investigation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 50K
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: stylized, brutal, clever, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, violence, retired, psychopath, murder, hunting, crime, gangsters, one last job, gay slur, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sign of Four (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, treasure, treasure chest, doctor, river, mystery, adventure, boat chase, chase, crime, investigation, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, crime, tough cop, bribery, partners against crime, fighting crime, trial, gangsters, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 111K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal, danger, smuggling, crime, gunfight, betrayal, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, hostages, crimes, robbery, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: clever, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, robbery, murder, fight, love, crime, dysfunctional family, neo-noir, nanny, safecracker, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Woman of Straw (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs, to marry him.
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: nurse, boss and employee, crime, cons and scams, greed, seduction, ladykiller, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur sleuth, murder, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, detective agency, crime, uncover truth, crimes, partners against crime, private detective, mind game ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, chase, investigation, friendship, obsession, redemption, kidnapping, hypnosis, crimes, mystery, crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, london, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 518K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, robbery, heist, group of criminals, thief, tough law enforcer, one last job, chase, police detective, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prison, criminal, crime, criminal's revenge, heist, criminal underworld, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 311K
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: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, thief, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, clever, serious, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, betrayal, love affair, perfect crime, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, jealousy, private detective, blackmail, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 5K
The Offence (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mental breakdown, child molester, interrogation, manhunt, murder, self discovery, police investigation, crime, school, neo-noir, missing child, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 24K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, murder, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mine, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 165K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, political corruption, extortion, crime, blackmail, murder, mafia, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: england, london, bahamas, europe, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, small town, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples, manipulations, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
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, serious, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, conspiracy, assassin, police corruption, criminal, crime, master criminal, police detective, law enforcement, criminal heroes, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, bank, crime, prison, heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, chase, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%