Movies like The Hard Word

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The Hard Word (2002)
 6.0
 4K
The Hard Word (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and fatal.
Style: tense, cynical, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison, chase, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, frame up, siblings relations, rivalry, vengeance, family, crime gone awry, lawyer, bank robbery, criminal, robbery, cow, femme fatale, sausage, twists & turns, greed, crime, prison life, bank ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Hard Word

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and twists and turns films with plots about crimes, crime, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, crime gone awry and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Hard Word: Son of a Gun (2014), Animal Kingdom (2010), Contraband (2012), The Getaway (1972), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, car chase, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 55K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, armed robbery, interrogation, drug dealer, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.5
 117K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 28K
The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, cynical, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, on the run, chase, bank robbery, robbery, betrayal, infidelity, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, robbery, trial, disguise, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, brat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heaven's Burning (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only ...
Style: exciting, dark humor, realistic, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: on the run, hostage, bank, chase, kidnapping, vengeance, motorcycle, love, gangsters, hostages, confined, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 33K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight, neo noir, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 5K
The Square (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, clever ...
Plot: neo noir, revenge, murder, infidelity, money, violence, extramarital affair, extortion, tragedy, crimes, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 131K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, vengeance, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 51K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, dishonesty, crimes, crime, manhunt, heist, heroes, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 537
Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, heist, bank, storage unit, chase, dishonesty, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry, hostages, on the run, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams, woman in danger, disorder, dishonesty, danger, deadly, small town, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 644
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 ⇓
40%
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 5.7
 30K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, robbery, confined, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, homeless, robbery gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 996
The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, going straight, crime gone awry, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Thick as Thieves (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, con men, heist, one last job, police investigation, cons and scams, betrayal, law enforcement, government agency, criminal's revenge, danger, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 4K
The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, frame up, renewed love, friends, one more chance, cons and scams, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 8K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, male objectification, taking off pants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 38K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murderous pair, brother sister incest, cons and scams, criminal heroes, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 173K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, proposal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, crime, master criminal, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 39K
Money Train (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train robbery, siblings relations, heist, buddies, criminal heroes, sibling relationship, cons and scams, perfect crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, train, arson ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, neo noir, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, crime, crimes, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, new york, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.
Style: dark humor, witty, cynical, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, disorder, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, friends, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%