Movies like The Grind

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The Grind (2009)
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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 Josh, they come together to devise a plan that with a little blind luck just might get Luke out of the hole.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, neo noir
Plot: crimes, rivalry, disorder, dishonesty, partners, criminal's revenge, looking for sex, going straight, blind ambition, chaos and mayhem, female masturbation, voyeur, gambling, voyeurism, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, hitman, gangsters, dangerous animal, deadly, danger, breasts, panties ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to The Grind

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, murder, rivalry and disorder mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Grind: The Devil's Dominoes (2008), Dirty Work (2006), From the Inside (2010), Protection (2001), Net Games (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, car, mafia, devil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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50%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, criminal heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, cons and scams, kidnapping, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 430
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: gangsters, starting over, going straight, hidden identity, criminal heroes, vengeance, special agents, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, hitman, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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 447
Net Games (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The successful publicist Adam Vance of the SFC is in the middle of a campaign to get an important Japanese client and is needy of sex because his traumatized wife Jennifer Vance was raped one year ago and is totally frigid, refusing to have sex. His ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: computers and web, extramarital affair, voyeurism, femme fatale, murder, technophobia, dishonesty, adultery, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, obsession, cyberspace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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89%
 4.1
 453
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, masturbation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.3
 946
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, twists and turns, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.6
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, murder, revenge, vengeance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, frame up, husband wife relationship, ex convict, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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House Under Siege (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Two young boys and a girl commit a diamond robbery on Halloween. During escape the girl is fatally shot. One of the boys knows a doctor (Jeremy London) who has a private clinic in his house. They decide to go to his house instead of the hospital ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, confined, dishonesty, fugitives, rivalry, gang, chase, hostage situation, halloween, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to film a sex tape live on the internet for a paying audience.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sexploitation, woman in danger, hostage, femme fatale, confined, criminal's revenge, crimes, movie star, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, computers and web, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Accidental Witness (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Victor Sandeman is a senior partner with Brunel Global Securities. He is experiencing major financial problems, ones that can be solved if the planned $100 million merger of the company takes place. However, the company's owner, Raymond Brunel, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, disorder, workplace, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, cop witness relations, crimes, empire, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.6
 388
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, siblings relations, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, cons and scams, blackmail, gangsters, home invasion, voyeurism, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 392
Second to Die (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Erika Eleniak as a woman who plans the murder of her husband ...
Style: serious, intense, suspense, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder of husband, erotica, murder, crime gone awry, cons and scams, dishonesty, insurance scam, money, nothing goes right, lifetime, blonde, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.9
 653
Natasha (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrified after having witnessed the cold-blooded murder of her boss and her cousin by vicious gangsters, an exotic dancer from Russia flees to England and assumes the identity of her dead relative only to discover that no matter how far you run, ...
Style: realistic, erotic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female detective, lesbian, lesbian sex, woman in danger, partners, crimes, reluctant partners, murder, village, hitman, sex with teenager, females talking about sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.9
 365
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: gambling, betrayal, rivalry, intrigue, best friends, murder, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, ambition, obsession, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: captivating, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, rivalry, strong violent content, mexican, drug cartel, danger, chases and races
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, coitus, female nudity, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, survival, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, down on your luck, bank, secret society, faked death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 953
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, crimes, witnessing a crime, gangsters, dishonesty, crime gone awry, introspection, criminal heroes, working undercover, rivalry, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Millionaire Tour (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Impressive debut feature from writer director Inon Shampanier. A man needs to convince his kidknappers that they have got the wrong person before they deliver him to his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: disorder, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams, twists and turns, mistaken identity, threat, survival, confined, hijacking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Sunset Grill (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ryder Hart is a private investigator and former police officer who is down on his luck and drinks too much. His estranged wife Anita runs a bar and restaurant called the Sunset Grill and is romantically involved with a cop who worked with Hart.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: alcoholic, affair, seduction, private investigator, empire, police investigation, private detective, murder, erotica, voyeur, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
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Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, daring rescue, missing person, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, escapades, race against time, survival, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 988
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, murder, frame up, crime gone awry, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: realistic, tense, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, betrayal, dangerous attraction, female nudity, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, obsession, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 85
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, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Payback (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, crimes, dishonesty, prison, dangerous attraction, couple relations, heist, love triangle, ex convict, armed robbery, adultery, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Tomorrow You're Gone (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Charlie Rankin, recently released from prison, seeks vengeance for his jail-house mentor William "The Buddha" Pettigrew. Along the way, he meets the ethereal, yet streetwise, Florence Jane. They embark on a unlikely road trip, careening ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: unlikely couple, crime gone awry, on the road, crimes, revenge, released from prison, chase, redemption, criminal heroes, hopes, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 109
The Cursed (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman desperate to save her injured husband is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: escaped mental patient, hostage, unlikely criminals, crimes, daring rescue, confined, escapades, forces of nature, psychopath, married couple, negotiation, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sexual Predator (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female parole officer unwittingly gets involved with a handsome photographer who might be a serial killer.
Style: erotic, sexy, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: lust, erotica, policewoman, femme fatale, murder, seduction, dangerous attraction, manipulation, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, sexual relations, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 964
Endure (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, police investigation, partners, race against time, woman in danger, confined, reluctant partners, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%