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The Grissom Gang (1971)
 6.7
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The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, and headed by Ma Barker clone Irene Dailey. One of the Grissoms, played by Scott Wilson, takes a liking to his prisoner, which results in a bloody breakdown of the family unit. Both The Grissom Gang and the original No Orchids For Miss Blandish were inspired by the best-seller by James Hadley Chase, though neither film retains Chase's original ending.
Style: tense, clever, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: hostage, survival, gangsters, gang, family relations, kidnapping, criminal gang, nightclub singer, crimes, dark humor, hostages, confined, missing person, parents and children, crime, love and romance, chase, on the run, fall in love, fugitives, love affair, chases and races, buddies, criminal heroes, gory ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 20s

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Most similar movies to The Grissom Gang

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, violence, gangsters, gun and blood mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Grissom Gang: The Flight of the Innocent (1992), Bloody Mama (1970), Lawless (2012), The Sugarland Express (1974), Fargo (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flight of the Innocent (1992)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The boy Vito is a portrait of beauty and wide-eyed innocence spawned from a violent family of kidnapers and murderers in the South of Italy. When his entire family is murdered by a rival clan of kidnapers, Vito must flee for his own life and in the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, chase, on the run, family relations, murder, kidnapping, hostage, crime gone awry, chases and races, gangsters, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, rome italy
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Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: tense, cynical, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: prison, murder, prostitute, gangsters, bank, kidnapping, suicide, bank robbery, sexual abuse, machine gun, rape, shooting ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1929
Place: arkansas
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, greed, rivalry, rebellion, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, bootlegging ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, gas station, sniper, on the road, road trip, convicted felon, texas ranger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Caged Men (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Elliott was a loser who robbed the bank only to land in jail. In prison, he encounters homosexuality as every inmate wants to turn Elliott into a mate!
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema
Plot: traumatized man, guitar playing, arrest, rapist, sexual attraction, following someone in a car, being followed, lame, telephone call, serial killer as protagonist, psychological trauma, smoking pot ...
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, hanging, drifter, interrogation, confession, on the run, friendship, death row, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1960 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, las vegas, midwest ...
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43%
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
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Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, family relations, insanity, great depression, strike, bedroom, corpse, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
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Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, crime, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
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Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, family relations, maid, delusion, female killer, rivalry, woman in danger, death, recluse, southern belle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
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10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, sex maniac, nude woman murdered, vigilante, murder, danger, psychopath, revenge, police, killer, villain ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, police, gun, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
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Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, feminism, graphic violence, danger, crime, crimes, deadly, babies and infants, gang, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, crime, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The New Kids (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: amusement park, gang, orphan, small town, kidnapping, school dance, bully, chase, pursuit, redneck, decapitation, bullying ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: twists and turns, clever, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man sex, murder, dark humor, manipulation, estate, crimes, society, crime, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, loss of fortune, power relations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two, 70s
Place: austria, europe, bavaria, japan, central europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, murder, crime gone awry, chase, kidnapping, woman in danger, missing person, couples, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: realistic, serious, british noir, neo noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, concert hall, jewel thief, mansion, break in, burglar, redemption, alcohol abuse, memory loss, partners, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, rape, gun, sociopath, crimes, crime, teenage life, family life, family in crisis, working class, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 3K
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, neo noir, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, chase, fugitives, love and romance, murderous pair, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, siblings relations, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, femme fatale, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, neo-noir, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 24K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: humorous, talky, witty, semi serious, light ...
Plot: hostage, christmas, dysfunctional family, farce, holiday, robbery, dark humor, thief, christmas party, alcoholic, blackmail, dinner ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, heist, murder, prison, robbery, mind game, track down, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 50s, year 1947, 1950s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
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Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, getaway driver, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, danger, criminal's revenge, organized crime, crimes, heist, chases and races, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%