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Citizen Gangster (2011)
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Citizen Gangster (2011)
Original name: Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a real WWII vet and family man turned bank robber. Disillusioned by his post war circumstances, Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his young family and an unfulfilled dream to head to Hollywood to become a star. He discovers a way to do both, robbing banks Hollywood style, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Plot: true crime, police brutality, heist, crimes, gang, crime, family relations, criminal heroes, bank robber, prison escape, war veteran, murder, post war, bus driver, man in a wheelchair, wooden leg, struggling actor, prison brawl, ex cop, graphic violence, death, hanging, police officer killed, bag of money, execution by hanging
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada

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Most similar movies to Citizen Gangster

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gang, heist, murder and graphic violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Citizen Gangster: The Last Tunnel (2004), Lawless (2012), Not for, or Against (2003), An Officer and a Murderer (2012), The Wolves (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Tunnel (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently released prisoner reunites his criminal colleagues to pull off one last heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, betrayal, retiring, bank robber, friends, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, release from prison, bank robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, gunfight, greed, rivalry, rebellion, uninhibited rivalry, ambitious ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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100%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
An Officer and a Murderer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Colonel Russell Williams, one Canada’s most powerful and respected Air Force Officers, who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, pervert, small town, deadly, military, crimes, police detective, military life, double life, true crime, blackmail, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 588
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the teeming black markets of postwar Japan, Shozo Hirono and his buddies find themselves in a new war between factious and ambitious yakuza...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, prison, gang, chaos and mayhem, prison life, graphic violence, ambition, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crime, buddies ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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 ⇓
60%
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12 Winter (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on one of the most spectacular series of bank robberies in Germany, Zwölf Winter tells the story of Klaus and Mike, two criminals who became friends in prison. When they happen to meet each other again after they have been released they begin ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, crimes, law enforcement, snitch, police investigation, manhunt, police officer, friends, criminal heroes, partners, crime, prison violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 2002, year 2000, year 2001 ...
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
59%
The Gangs of OSS (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Johanna wants to change her life and quit the criminal gangs of the town of Oss in the 30ties of the 20th century. The harder she tries, the more she is involved.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: gang, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, crime, starting over, down on your luck, redemption, hopes, small town, criminal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, year 1938
Place: europe, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, family relations, deadly, crime, crimes, youth, rumor, teenager, investigation, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gangsters, siblings relations, family relations, ambition, politics, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, legal action, contests and competitions, vigilantism ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 40s, 1950s
Place: boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff becomes famous through media-coverage, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: couples, romancing a criminal, heist, couple relations, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, crime, on the run, bank robber, chemist, ex cop ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Anti-Social (2015)
Genre: Crime
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Central London, today; Dee is an anarchic street-artist confronting the system, Marcus is an armed robber on a jewellery store crime-wave. For the two brothers, being Anti-Social is a way of life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: heist, crimes, gang, siblings relations, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, interracial, the underworld, street art, gang rape, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: train, heist, slum, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, gang, chases and races, crime, racial ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
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Crazy Joe (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The rise and fall of a Mafia gangster, based on the life of murdered New York gangster "Crazy" Joey Gallo.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, prison, criminal heroes, psychopath, godparent, restaurant, heist, crimes, gang, society, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.6
 803
Gangster (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Antonio Moro works for gangster boss Thomas Steel. He lives happily with his girlfriend Tanya who is expecting their child. Antonio's future looks bright, until one evening when he is ordered to kill a person who is close to all of them.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, love affair, neo noir, assassination, love and romance, law enforcement, deadly, moral dilemma, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, siblings relations, gang, law enforcement, crime, family relations, false arrest, going straight, hopes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (2002)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn is arrested for his murder.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, manipulation, riddles and clues, courtroom drama, investigation, mystery, crimes, family problems, couples, police detective, murder, legal ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 61
Johnny Virus (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the tradition of V for Vendetta, Underworld and X Men, Johnny Virus takes place in the Chicago Underworld of futuristic 1940's.
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, rough, stylized, serious ...
Plot: heroes, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, assassination, danger, chaos and mayhem, mob boss, mob hit, anti heroes ...
Time: future, 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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She Made Them Do It (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "She Made Them Do It" follows the twisted life of Sarah Pender (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) a charismatic, intelligent young woman who would become one of the country’s most sought after fugitives.
Style: captivating, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, prison escape, runaway, manipulation, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, investigation, convict, escaped prisoner
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.9
 566
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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, femme fatale, intrigue, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, arms dealing, crimes, crime, kidnapping, vengeance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: canada, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
49%
Young and Dangerous: Portland Street Blues (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, athlete's life, crimes, ambition, going straight, crime, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, rivalry, criminal's revenge, master criminal, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 2K
Top Dog (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hooligan boss Billy Evans has it all - a successful business, a beautiful family and respect on the terraces. But when he clashes with gangster Mickey over a backstreet proetection racket, Billy soon finds himself out of his depth as they look to ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, crime, ambition, downfall, gang, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, blind ambition, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
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Banklady (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Banklady tells the true story of Gisela Werler, a law-abiding factory worker from Hamburg, who falls in love with a thief and becomes a media darling as Germany’s first and most notorious female bank robber. Cunning, sexy, and exciting, Gisela and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy, exciting
Plot: criminal heroes, heist, fall in love, crimes, love and romance, bank robbery, female empowerment, graphic violence, crime, female nudity, bank robber, bare breasts ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%