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, adaptation directed by original author, surprise ending, interesting, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, horse carriage, british history, historic figure, train robbery, crime, safecracker, train ride, strangulation, rehearsal, gold, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, partners, unlikely criminals, love and romance, robbery, train, british, perfect crime, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1850s, victorian era
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, dishonesty, betrayal, heist, criminal heroes and murder mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Great Train Robbery: The Italian Job (2003), Heist (2001), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Flawless (2007), The Red Circle (1970). 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, gold, hacker, perfect crime, cons and scams, revenge, murder, betrayal, robbery, mentor, subway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, europe, venice, austria, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 30K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, neo noir, blackmail, jewelry, crime, gang, one last job, verbal byplay, master criminal, bank robber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
86%
 6.8
 21K
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, unlikely criminals, diamond theft, gem, redemption, heist, theft, perfect crime, life philosophy, investigation, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 18K
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, prison, police, crime, nightclub, corruption, gangsters, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.3
 49K
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 ⇓
78%
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, mystery, amateur detective, 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 ⇓
78%
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, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
73%
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: clever, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, broken finger, room service, phone booth, strangulation, swimming pool, wig, crime, gangsters, gambling, hitman, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
70%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: nurse, crime, boss and employee, cons and scams, seduction, greed, ladykiller, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, power relations, master and servant ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 98K
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: clever, sexy, exciting, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, master criminal, undercover, dishonesty, mind game, working undercover, love and romance, partners, painting, art theft, burglar, skyscraper ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: malaysia, asia, usa, manhattan, new york city, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 110K
The Score (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, one last job, stewardess, cons and scams, betrayal, heist, robbery, surveillance camera, blueprint, crime, laser, tunnel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 3K
The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, police, club, theft, crime gone awry, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, doctor, treasure chest, treasure, river, mystery, adventure, boat chase, chase, crime, investigation, missing person ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 4K
Face (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gang, violence, heist, criminal's revenge, crime, hoodlum, bank robber, criminal, gangsters, crime gone awry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.1
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mental breakdown, child molester, interrogation, manhunt, murder, self discovery, crime, police investigation, missing girl, school, neo-noir, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, prison, criminal, criminal's revenge, crime, heist, criminal underworld, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, bank, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, world cup, gang, hostages, unlikely criminals, chase, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 23K
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison, prison life, car chase, gold, crime, robbery, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, chase, betrayal, boat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 503K
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, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 303K
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: mind bending, clever, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, police detective, bank, mysterious character, crime, perfect crime, manipulations, bank robbery, crimes, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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 ⇓
48%
 6.6
 135K
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, suicidal, mind game, perfect crime, negotiator, deception, rooftop, crime, policewoman, media coverage, escaped prisoner, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 793
11 Harrowhouse (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small time diamond merchant jumps at the chance to supervise the purchase and cutting of a large first class diamond. But when the diamond is stolen from him, he is blackmailed into pulling off a major heist at the Diamond Exchange, located at 11 ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, parody, criminal's revenge, betrayal, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, cons and scams, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 822
The Deceivers (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: India, 1825: the country lives in mortal fear of cult members known as the “Deceivers." They commit robbery and ritualistic murder. Appalled by their activities, an English military man, Captain William Savage, conceives a hazardous plot to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, muslim, colonel, british, hindu, arrest, secret society, tiger, wedding, investigation, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 312K
The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, ex convict, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, robbery, crimes, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stone of Destiny (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tells of the daring heist of The Stone of Destiny in the 1950s by a charming group of idealistic Scottish undergraduates, whose action rekindled Scottish nationalistic pride.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: heist, nationalism, folk hero, human spirit, patriotism, rebelliousness, crime, rebellion, rivalry, state affairs, politics, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 102K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, manipulations, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, memory loss, gang, amnesia, crime, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%