Movies like The Gunrunner

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The Gunrunner (1989)
 3.9
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The Gunrunner (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission to buy guns abroad and smuggle them back. Arriving in his hometown, Ted is shocked to find his elderly mother and younger brother George are penniless. But time is running out, and before he can help them, he's got to get the guns. In setting up the deal, Ted meets and falls for the seductive nightclub owner Maud Ryan who introduces him to the treacherous gangsters who will sell him the artillery. For a gun-runner, falling in love is like pointing a pistol at your heart - and pulling the trigger!
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, vengeance, kidnapping, crime, graphic violence, arms dealing, intrigue, femme fatale, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, love, gun, gangster
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: canada, china

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Most similar movies to The Gunrunner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, rivalry and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Gunrunner: The Wolves (1971), Hit Man (1972), Blood Ties (1986), The Last Tycoon (2012), Cement (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, Seji Iwahashi (Tatsuya Nakadai) gets released early -- only to find that his former gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, how long will it ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, gangsters, yakuza, deadly, society, uninhibited rivalry, murder, tough heroes, conspiracy, graphic violence, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: japan, asia
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95%
 5.8
 788
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: crime, rivalry, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, hitman, vengeance, murder, graphic violence, profanity, criminal's revenge, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.2
 112
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, murder, gangsters, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, danger, rescue, crime, crimes, gangster, drugs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Last Tycoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Shanghais Gangster era of the early 1900s, THE LAST TYCOON tells the tale of CHENG (Chow Yun-Fat), a young man who is set up by the chief of police (Sammo Hung) and must leave the life he knows and QIU (Monica Mok), the woman he loves, to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, mafia, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, danger, love triangle, criminal heroes, graphic violence, gang, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: china, asia, shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.3
 408
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 251
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 179
Silver Man (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: hotshot hero, criminal's revenge, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance, rivalry, romance, crimes, deadly, gangsters, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, deadly, samurai, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 8K
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, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, deadly, rivalry, crimes, ambition, unfulfillment, rise and fall, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, 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 ⇓
63%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rise and fall, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, vengeance, deadly, drug dealing, betrayal, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, bank robbery, dishonesty, folk hero, manhunt, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
50%
 6.7
 2K
Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, disturbing, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, gender, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crime, couples, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Girls Are for Loving (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two women who like control face each other in a battle over jealousy and weaknesses. The US is about to sign a trade treaty with an Asian country; in exchange for friendly relations, the US will loan the Asians money to purchase US goods under ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, undercover, working undercover, social differences, vengeance, kidnapping, bondage, couples, opposites attract, deadly, rivalry, espionage ...
Time: 70s
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, aging, elderly, hitman, one last chance, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 563
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, chase, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races, heist, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 643
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, odd couple, deadly, cons and scams, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, chase, kidnapping, crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 616
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 ⇓
41%
 5.1
 89
Trapped (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The suicide was easy, getting away with everything else could be murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, legal investigation, mind game, crumbling marriage, deadly, danger, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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 ⇓
40%
 7.1
 6K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, road movie, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, russian mafia, crimes, gangsters, disorder, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, intrigue, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, gang, hitman, disorder, kids in trouble, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, curses spells and rituals, couples, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, crime gone awry, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, hotel, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 646
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, hopes, crimes, drug dealing, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, going straight, gang, urban, strong violent content ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%