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Gods of the Plague (1970)
 6.5
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Gods of the Plague (1970)
Original name: Götter der Pest
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside less than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
Style: offbeat, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, release from prison, crimes, heist, plague, soldier, misfit, crime, society, dishonesty, social misfits, disorder, deadly, crime gone awry, low lives, bank robbery, nightclub, nightclub owner, gambling, girlfriend, song, male nudity, cabaret, supermarket ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, heist and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Gods of the Plague: Love Is Colder Than Death (1969), The Third Generation (1979), The American Soldier (1970), Katzelmacher (1969), Whity (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love Is Colder Than Death (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join.
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: fall in love, prostitute, gangsters, hitman, heist, bank, life is a bitch, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, crimes, social misfits ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Third Generation (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A mogul merrily funds terrorists to boost his computer sales, by panicking West German government and industry c. 1980, as the third generation of Western European left-wing activists forms, after crippling of the violent Red Army Faction. Released ...
Style: controversial, dark humor, clever, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, satire, hostage, terrorism, politics, against the rules, danger, deadly, fashion, hostages, fighting the system, goofy hero ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The American Soldier (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ricky returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer in Fassbinder’s subversive and experimental gangster movie.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, assassination, tough law enforcer, femme fatale, soldier, rivalry, vietnam war, murder, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Place: vietnam, germany, asia, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 3K
Katzelmacher (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich and Marie, spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos, moves ...
Style: sexual, bleak, disturbing, gloomy, suspense ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, small town life, society, injustice, greek, gender, immigrants, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Whity (1971)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the ...
Style: disturbing, contemplative, dark humor, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, butler, master and servant, rivalry, deadly, society, crimes, life is a bitch, betrayal, couples, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 19th century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Tunnel (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently released prisoner reunites his criminal colleagues to pull off one last heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, betrayal, retiring, bank robber, friends, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, release from prison, bank robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Grand Slam (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Professor James Anders is a seemingly mild-mannered teacher, an American working in Rio De Janeiro. Anders, bored with years of teaching, decides to put together a team to pull off a diamond heist during the Rio Carnival. Four international experts ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, chase, safecracker, heist, crime gone awry, crime, master criminal, chases and races, deadly, gang, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, italy, new york, rio de janeiro, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.4
 145
Flipping (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: no overview found
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, wedding, gangsters, gang, deadly, rivalry, assassination, working undercover, gambling, showbiz, friendship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Wild Rebels (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stock car driver goes undercover as the wheel man for a motorcycle gang.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, motorcycle gang, crime gone awry, deadly, betrayal, chase, crimes, chases and races, heroes, violence spree, bank, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Unscrupulous Ones (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film captures the criminal behavior of two young Copacabana thugs (the "cafajestes"). The two plan a blackmail coup against a rich old man, using nude pictures of a lady on a deserted beach. But things don't always happen as ...
Style: sexy, tense, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: convertible, beach, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crime, rich and poor, cons and scams, society, nothing goes right ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Violent Four (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A detective is assigned to head a manhunt for four violent bank robbers.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, criminal heroes, heist, deadly, manhunt, chases and races, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, chase, gang ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, neo noir, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, greed, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Immediately after Lisa (Loren) declares that she is leaving her immature, abusive, but easy-going husband Robert (Perkins), he is reported dead in a plane crash. Secretly still alive, he convinces her to collect his life insurance, although she ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nightclub, survivor, italian woman, insurance, survival, infidelity, couples, family problems, airplane, crimes, crime, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, belgium, italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Blueprint for Robbery (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gang of career criminals plots the robbery of an armored car company's headquarters. Although the robbery itself goes off as planned, it's not long before the gang members are fighting among themselves over everybody's share of the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, master criminal, armored car, investigation, deadly, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, gangsters, confined, law enforcement, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 515
Boulevard (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A street prostitute takes in an abused young woman on the run from her misogynist boyfriend, leading to both facing off against the prostitute's dreaded pimp and a relentless police detective out to arrest all of them.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: adoption, juvenile delinquency, deadly, couples, low lives, sexual abuse, vengeance, society, prostitute, rivalry, downfall, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, gloomy, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, master criminal, heist, one last job, robbery, prison, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, deadly, lovers on the run ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fox and His Friends (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, promiscuity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, gay, working class, rise to the top, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, obsession, embezzlement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: bavaria, munich germany, germany, morocco, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Lights in the Dusk (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Koistenin is a sad sack, a man without affect or friends. He's a night-watchman in Helsinki with ideas of starting his own business, but nothing to go with those intentions. He sometimes talks a bit with a woman who runs a snack trailer near ...
Style: bleak, sincere, melancholic, enigmatic, touching ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, night watchman, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, loneliness, misfit, down on your luck, gem, regret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, finland, argentina, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, drug dealing, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, prostitute, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Three Blondes in His Life (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An insurance investigator goes to Los Angeles to investigate the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, futuristic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, terrorism, love affair, heist, apocalypse, city life, urban, murder, betrayal, intrigue, crimes, crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, india, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha (Ito), a young girl ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, forgery, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, society, destiny, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, crime, orphan, immigrants ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, deadly, juvenile delinquency, misfit, society, gangsters, crime, social misfits, arms dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 931 min.
TV show
Story: Berlin Alexanderplatz, originally broadcast in 1980, is a 14-part television film adapted and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from the Alfred Döblin novel of the same name, and stars Günter Lamprecht, Hanna Schygulla, Barbara Sukowa, ...
Style: epic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: ex convict, pimp, rape, prostitute, destructive relationship, social differences, starting over, redemption, couples, rage, german, failed attempt ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 485
Riders (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After an unpleasant run-in with a group of bikers, a young convenience store robber (Marc) gets approached by the same bikers to help out with a picnic. After the picnic, seeing he has guts, the bikers propose him for membership. As the story ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak
Plot: biker, gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, dishonesty, society, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, motorcycle gang, robbery ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%