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, gold, safecracker, rehearsal, train ride, strangulation, train robbery, british history, historic figure, horse carriage, crime, adventure, crimes, partners, love and romance, perfect crime, dishonesty, master criminal, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, robbery, train, british, 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 clever films with plots about crimes, crime, twists & turns, dialogue, betrayal, dishonesty 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), Heist (2001), Circus (2000). 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, perfect crime, gold, hacker, robbery, betrayal, revenge, cons and scams, safecracker, murder, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, venice, europe, 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: rescue, soldier, good versus evil, insubordination, nazi germany, espionage, kidnapping, war, adventure, village life, lookalikes, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, tense, clever, suspense, serious ...
Plot: diamond theft, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, heist, theft, gem, perfect crime, redemption, life philosophy, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, gang, neo noir, one last job, jewelry, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, partners in crime, criminal heroes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 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: stylized, clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, gambling, broken finger, phone booth, wig, room service, swimming pool, strangulation, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, family business, prison, criminal, life sentence, grandfather grandson relationship, crime, friends, dishonesty, going straight, family life, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison warden, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, nightclub, neo noir, pimp, thief, prison, escape, police, crime, gangsters, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, one last job, heist, robbery, betrayal, stewardess, thief, crime, tunnel, laser, surveillance camera, blueprint ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, entertaining, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, vengeance, rivalry, disorder, heist, bank, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: serious, twists and turns, gloomy, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, fish out of water, racism, senator, bulletproof vest, journalist, police, party, restaurant, wheelchair, whodunit, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, japan, tokyo, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, exciting, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heist, adventure, gambling, social differences, criminal heroes, love and romance, fall in love, unlikely partners, crimes, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run ...
Time: 18th century, victorian england, 1700s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, tense, clever, brutal, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, retired, violence, one last job, gay slur, hunting, murder, psychopath, crime, gangsters, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, river, treasure, treasure chest, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, smuggling, gunfight, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, robbery, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: tense, clever, suspenseful, cynical, rough ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, dysfunctional family, robbery, murder, nanny, safecracker, love, fight, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: nurse, master and servant, cons and scams, crimes, fall in love, crime, manipulations, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, power relations, murder ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, crime gone awry, heist, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, partners, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, danger, mystery, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police, car thief, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, robbery, traffic jam, gold, heist, mafia, prison, tunnel, museum, thief, sewer, turin italy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, england, alps, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, hypnosis, redemption, private detective, kidnapping, chase, friendship, obsession, investigation, crime, heroic mission, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, tense, clever, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, police detective, hostages, perfect crime, bank, crime, thief, robbery, bank robbery, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 100K
Entrapment (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two thieves, who travel in elegant circles, try to outsmart each other and, in the process, end up falling in love.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: master criminal, heist, art theft, undercover, partners, working undercover, love and romance, mind game, dishonesty, blackmail, older man younger woman relationship, burglar ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, malaysia, manhattan, new york city, asia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, betrayal, crime, perfect crime, extramarital affair, murder, love affair, plan gone awry, crimes, artist, jealousy, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 137K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mind game, deception, perfect crime, policewoman, suicidal, rooftop, dishonesty, criminal heroes, robbery, cons and scams, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, robbery, crime, heist, thief, group of criminals, one last job, tough law enforcer, police detective, gunfight, chase, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: tense, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, on the run, escapades, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mine, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%