Movies like The Grifters

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The Grifters (1990)
 6.9
 28K
The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, cynical, atmospheric, suspense, intense, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, twists and turns, manipulation, con trick, con artists, gangsters, swindle, intrigue, couples, rivalry, revenge, motel, accidental death, money falling through the air, attempted murder, female nudity, older woman younger man relationship, voyeurism, sexual content, cons and scams, female criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to The Grifters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about storytelling, crimes, crime gone awry, dialogue, brutality, stylish and corruption mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Grifters: The Gambler (2014), Miller's Crossing (1990), Killer (1994), This World, Then the Fireworks (1997), The Last Seduction (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 71K
The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, clever ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gambling debt, gambler, poker, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, character study, police investigation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, nevada, usa ...
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100%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, violence, irish mob, love triangle, blackmail, crimes, gang, twists and turns ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 736
Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, obsession, assassination, femme fatale, redemption, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, visceral, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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This World, Then the Fireworks (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marty Lakewood is a reporter forced to leave Chicago and his family because he had uncovered too much police corruption. He returns to his small home town on the California coast to his ailing mother and prostitute sister, with whom he had an ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, absurd, dark, stylized ...
Plot: incest, incestuous sex, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, murder, prostitute, dark humor, violence, sex scene, reporter, dysfunctional family, existentialism ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1920s
Place: california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, neo noir, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, small town, betrayal, crimes, private detective, murder, seduction, fatal attraction, infidelity, manipulation, greed, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, california, usa, miami, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, intense, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: christmas, stripper, gangsters, strip club, crimes, betrayal, murder, robbery, organized crime, twists and turns, femme fatale, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, mental illness, kidnapping, murder, crime gone awry, boxer, femme fatale, paranoia, runaway, writers, weapons, private detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.0
 10K
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: neo noir, tense, melancholic, serious, noir ...
Plot: heist, crimes, dysfunctional family, greed, twists and turns, family relations, family problems, nothing goes right, parents and children, murder, robbery, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, gang, murder, kidnapping, money, violence, destiny, death, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 6K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex party, blackmail, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, serial killer, brutality, culture clash, corruption, catastrophe, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: intense, suspense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, robbery, rehabilitation, revenge, operation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, new jersey, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 71K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crimes, snow, fbi, betrayal, small town, bag of money, winter, twists and turns, character study, heist, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 12K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: sexy, neo noir, atmospheric, erotic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, erotica, infidelity, love triangle, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, teenager, dishonesty, crimes, bank robbery, accountant ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, california, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, crimes, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, sex, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 8K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, police detective, crimes, hostage, femme fatale, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, compassion, music festival, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.7
 53K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: small town, desert, brutality, on the run, wilderness, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, mechanic, character study, violence, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, investigation, police, mystery, police investigation, gangsters, conspiracy, revenge, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, erotic, clever, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, cons and scams, manipulation, blackmail, black man white woman relationship, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Eastern Promises (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian teenager, living in London, dies during childbirth but leaves clues to a midwife in her journal, that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.
Style: neo noir, bleak, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, russian, russian mafia, rape, mob boss, prostitution, murder, brutality, crimes, child prostitute, twists and turns, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, st. petersburg russia, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 98K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 62K
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: psychological, talky, atmospheric, neo noir, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, robbery, retired, safecracker, mafia, one last job, psychopath, character study, murder, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, london, mediterranean sea, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 21K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, left for dead, crimes, hitman, flashback, left to die, mafia, money ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, surreal, rough, bleak ...
Plot: small town, murder, sadism, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, killer, violence, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, twists and turns ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 23K
Red Rock West (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, surprise ending, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, twists and turns, hitman, crimes, unemployment, crime gone awry, criminal, war injury, femme fatale, murder, brutality, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: neo noir, erotic, stylized, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: heist, crimes, love triangle, betrayal, twists and turns, hospital, car, flashback, making love, sex scene, addiction, killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cerebral, art house, tense, cynical ...
Plot: strip club, gangsters, gambling, nightclub, mafia, crimes, gambling debt, female nudity, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 219K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, tragic hero, crimes, drug dealing, drugs, gang, prison, violence, drug lord ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 9K
Miami Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: neo noir, harsh, stylized, bloody, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, psychopath, brutality, undercover cop, character study, hitman, twists and turns, police detective, police corruption, loneliness, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, clever, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gangsters, mafia, crimes, small town, chase, crime gone awry, desert, murder, caper, spy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%