Movies like The Wise Guys

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The Wise Guys (1965)
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The Wise Guys (1965)
Original name: Les Grandes gueules
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered by the dirty tactics of its bigger...
Plot: forest, brawl, gambler, convict, sawmill, ex convict, rivalry, axe, revenge motive, fire, arson, chainsaw, small business, countryside, burning house, hostility, entrapment, dying young, business competition, revenge, fistfight, parole, dice, sleigh, parole officer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france

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Most similar movies to The Wise Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, murder, crime, dishonesty, revenge and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Wise Guys: Second Breath (1966), The Sicilian Clan (1969), The Sewers of Paradise (1979), Three Tough Guys (1974), Two Men in Town (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, one last job, gangsters, revenge, prison escape, unfaithful wife, sicilian, toy airplane, airplane, jewel theft, police detective ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, paris france, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In July of 1976, the Societé Générale of France was robbed of well over $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, bank, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry, crime, caper, planning, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Three Tough Guys (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Isaac Hayes plays as Lee in his feature film debut, as Father Charlie and himself solve a bank robbery mystery that stretches across the city. After Lee is removed from the force due to $1,000,000 being stolen from the bank Father Charlie helps him ...
Style: cult film, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, revenge, hit with a car door, pistol, murder, shot to death, arcade, police captain, punched in the stomach, machine gun, knocked out, brawl ...
Time: 70s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Two Men in Town (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: social worker, death sentence, pursuit, guillotine, police, going straight, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, crime, friends, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Thief of Paris (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the ...
Style: humorous, clever, stylized, witty, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, custody, family in crisis, heist, social differences, haunted by the past, couple relations, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, rise to the top ...
Time: 1890s
Place: paris france, england, europe, france, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The French Detective (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit of the councilman, Lardatte, gets him a warning ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, crime, society, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, rebellion, price of justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, adventurer, ocean, friends, graphic violence, adventure, danger, escapades, partners, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, africa, france, europe, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, graphic violence, violence spree, neo noir, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.7
 1K
Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police detective, armored car, tough heroes, loss of partner, rivalry, vengeance, urban, cons and scams, graphic violence, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Day of the Cobra (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American narcotics agent is murdered in Italy. The head of the department decides to hire Larry Stanziani, 'The Cobra'. Larry, a former agent and now a third-rate private detective, uses the opportunity to get even with an old enemy, ...
Style: psychotronic, cult film
Plot: private detective, main character shot, stabbed to death, stabbed in the chest, death of child, shot in the leg, assassination, mixed martial arts, parkour, maverick cop, sniper rifle, police detective ...
Place: san francisco, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 23K
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, gangsters, nightclub, neo noir, sniper, thief, prison, police, escape, pimp, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 696
The Threat (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Henri Savin has managed a trucking company for his lover, Dominique Montlaur, for many years. Now he is planning to leave her for Julie Manet, the woman he has made pregnant, and Dominique is hysterical. She first threatens suicide, then shows up at ...
Style: amateur film
Plot: car truck chase, woman fighting a woman, police inspector, tennis, suicide attempt, film within a film, school bus, struggle, speed, car, tragedy, beauty ...
Time: 70s
Place: vancouver, british columbia, vancouver british columbia canada, canada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 12K
Kabali (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A gangster in Malaysia goes in search of his family after 25 years of imprisonment.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: tamil, oppression, rivalry, frame up, attempted murder, murder, release from prison, blood splatter, presumed dead, ex convict, revenge, father daughter reunion ...
Time: 80s, 2010s
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 359
Rocker (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Hamburg, West Germany, a rocker biker gang helps a kid avenge his brother who was murdered by a rival gang, a mortal enemy of rocker gangs. Very authentic movie about life in Hamburg in the early 1970s. Rock’n’roll, sex, drugs, 70s ...
Plot: motorcycle, gang, skin, hard rock, red light district, stolen car, teenage boy, sister, car damage, probation, money, mercedes benz ...
Place: hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Monsieur Gangster (1963)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging gangster, Fernand Naudin is hoping for a quiet retirement when he suddenly inherits a fortune from an old friend, a former gangster supremo known as the Mexican. If he is ambivalent about his new found wealth, Fernand is positively ...
Style: slang, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, wedding ceremony, party, alcohol, debt, gambling house, gangsters, rivalry, disorder, take over, couples ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, mexico, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.9
 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, friendship, police, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 255
The Cage (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is suddenly visited by her estranged ex-husband. The ex-hubby wants to buy her country house, which she received in the divorce settlement. Instead he finds himself locked in a cage in the cellar.
Plot: ex husband ex wife relationship, trapped, mind game, captive, surveillance camera, dialogue driven, revenge, ruse, psychological drama
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 658
Street People (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Mafia boss is enraged when he is suspected of smuggling a heroin shipment into San Francisco. He dispatches his nephew, a hotshot Anglo-Sicilian lawyer, to identify the real culprit. The lawyer also enlists the aid of his best friend, a grand prix ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, gangsters, driver, mafia, smuggling, betrayal, partners, drug dealing, dishonesty, crime, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, san francisco, california, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Happy New Year (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Gangster (Lino Ventura) with his accomplice (Charles Gérard), prepares to take part in the "first psychological hold-up in the history of crime". Next door to the jewellers of Van Cleef & Arpels, on the Croisette, in Cannes, the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: jewelry store, crimes, new year, dealer, couples, unlikely couple, on the run, unlikely criminals, lovers reunited, cons and scams, heist, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lovely young nurse finds herself framed for the murder of a hospital patient who died after she administered an injection.
Plot: adultery, lawyer, murder, will, cynicism, injection, femme fatale, interrogation, trial, nurse
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 26
One Away (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two brothers plot to get their third brother out of jail.
Plot: escape, manhunt, prison, on the run, wilderness, forest, convict, police, gypsy
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes, partners, rivalry, master criminal, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Les Misérables (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 220 min.
Story: The story of Jean Valjean, a Frenchman convicted of minor crimes, who is hounded for years by an unforgiving and unrelenting police inspector, Javert.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: redemption, pursuit, hidden identity, going straight, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, hopes, injustice, uninhibited rivalry, haunted by the past, fugitives ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, danger, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, confined, deadly, friends, frame up, prison life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 4K
Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: motorboat, espionage, sawed off shotgun, sex on the beach, rivalry, chases and races, lone wolves, state affairs, working undercover, political corruption, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: united states, usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 252
Jailbirds (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four female convicts break out of prison, and during their escape they take hostage a bus full of young female tennis players. They drive the bus to the house of the judge who originally sent them to prison, where--since this is after all a ...
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: lesbian rape, women's prison, prostitute, exploitation, prison life, shot in the head, knocked out, nude woman murdered, hostage, female nudity, woman shot, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Three Days To A Kill (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: At a Chicago-area naval base, an ambassador is kidnapped. Later, a Navy officer calls his friend Cal for help. A Colombian drug lord is holding the ambassador, and the officer wants Cal to rescue the man. Cal convinces the officer to get a pardon ...
Plot: gun, pimp, set up, captain, karate kick, fistfight, karate chop, stabbed to death, martial arts, ambassador, mission, showdown ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police station, police detective, neo noir, legal, crime, deadly, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, law enforcement, innocence lost ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%