Movies like For Hire

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For Hire (1998)
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For Hire (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chicago cabbie Mitch Lawrence is a man whose dreams are starting to fade. His only shining light is his loving and pregnant wife. When one of his clients, author Lou Webber offers him money to eliminate a drug dealer who is stalking him, Mitch refuses. Days later, Mitch is diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. He reconsiders Lou's offer, and for the sake of his wife and baby, eliminates the threat. But after that night, everything changes, Mitch's stomach pains disappear. The Drug dealer suddenly resurfaces in a crowd. Then events conspire to drag Mitch deeper into a game that proves that at the right price any man is for hire.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: pregnancy, cancer, drug dealer, overalls, crimes, drug abuse, hitman, drug dealing, crime, life is a bitch, graphic violence, stalking, child illness, taxi, babies and infants, couples, terminal illness, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, hidden identity, unfulfillment, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa

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Most similar movies to For Hire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, danger, graphic violence and crime mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like For Hire: BlackMale (2000), Twin Sisters (1992), Good People, Bad Things (2008), Dead Silent (1999), Protection (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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BlackMale (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Plot is actually pretty crafty and full of (surprisingly) unsuspecting twists. The special effects are actually quite realistic which is surprising for such a low budget movie. Bokeeem Woodbine plays his role with a serious emotion that only ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, disorder, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, cons and scams, blackmail, bathtub, female nudity, sex ...
Time: 90s
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 5.2
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Twin Sisters (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman flies from Los Angeles to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of her identical twin. What she finds out could get her killed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, twins, crimes, amateur detective, investigation, danger, deadly, crime, manipulations, prostitute, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec, canada, montreal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Good People, Bad Things (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Good People, Bad Things is the story of a successful architect whose life drastically changes one night after he gets into a car accident. He is suddenly thrust into a world of crime and must fight for his freedom as he is blackmailed into becoming ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: family problems, life turned upside down, nothing goes right, crimes, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, disorder, couples, unlikely criminals, hit and run, chance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.7
 303
Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), child in peril, graphic violence, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, mute or deaf, youth, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hidden identity, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, hitman, crime gone awry, danger, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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76%
 3.8
 335
The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Harvest Project (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of the black market human organ trade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, dishonesty, against the rules, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, terminal illness, black market, transplant, organ donation, organ, organ harvesting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 79
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 902
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, deadly, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, disorder, graphic violence, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Burial Society (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares bodies for burial according to ancient ritual) in order to steal ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, survival, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, down on your luck, bank, secret society, embezzlement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 589
Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic, serious
Plot: stalking, kidnapping, graphic violence, psychopath, hitman, gory, betrayal, rivalry, journalism, special agents, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.0
 432
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulation, crime, danger, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 178
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, couples, infidelity, who done it, crimes, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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56%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, crimes, mystery, sexual relations, fall in love, crime, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, murder, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, espionage, scientist, hotel, drug dealing, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, profanity, graphic violence, obsession, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, dark humor, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, betrayal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, hitman, crimes, law enforcement, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
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51%
 4.2
 256
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Persons Unknown (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes. ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: cons and scams, woman in danger, graphic violence, drug dealing, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, danger, fall in love, heist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Girl Next Door (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: There's someone peeping through windows so Arthur has been asked to watch the neighbour's eighteen year old daughter while her parents are away. Soon their mutual attraction develops into something that Arthur later regrets.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: murder, lolita, couples, family relations, pregnancy, love affair, deadly, femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, when the parents are away, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, investigation, track down, frame up, false accusation, cons and scams, law firm, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, prostitute, police investigation, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction, gambling, dishonesty, crimes, tough heroes, police corruption, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, phone sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, couples, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 438
Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsessive love, betrayal, investigation, murder, obsession, mentally unstable, tragic love, couples, crime, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 2K
Break Up (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the stairwell, and she ends up in the hospital. When a ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, woman in danger, hospital, infidelity, couple relations, murder, rivalry, crumbling marriage, on the run, protagonist as suspect, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, family relations, parents and children, crimes, terminal illness, partners, save the day, track down, murder, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%