Movies like Heat

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 8.2
 503K
Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality, surveillance, neo noir, revenge, master criminal, solitude, one last job, thief, complex characters, cat and mouse, violent, dialogue, visceral, guns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, storytelling, dialogue, gangsters, murder and corruption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Heat: The Town (2010), Scarface (1983), Carlito's Way (1993), Thief (1981), The Untouchables (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
 312K
The Town
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gunfight, bank robbery, fbi, robbery, hostage, violence, surveillance, revenge, murder, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   75%
 
 8.3
 633K
Scarface
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, corruption, organized crime, mafia, gory, drug abuse, gunfight, gangster, violence, drugs, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, colombia, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 7.9
 180K
Carlito's Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   85%
 
 7.4
 20K
Thief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, vengeance, betrayal, mafia, gangster, robbery, organized crime, gunfight, bank robbery, surveillance, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   62%
 
The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, mentor, police investigation, gangster, corruption, violence, police corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   64%
 
 6.8
 110K
The Score
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, betrayal, robbery, chase, surveillance, jazz, one last job, urban, organized crime, twists & turns, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   66%
 
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   55%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   71%
 
 7.5
 325K
Collateral
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, assassin, organized crime, violence, murder, storytelling, taxi driver, loneliness, anti heroes, police investigation, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   100%
 
 6.0
 79K
Righteous Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, drugs/alcohol, chase, police, urban, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   59%
 
 7.5
 271K
Jackie Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, greed, gunfight, violence, gangster, drugs, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
The Real McCoy
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, crime, prison, betrayal, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, crime gone awry, vengeance, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, london, new jersey, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
Dog Day Afternoon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, bank robbery, police, hostage, robbery, heist, bank, mob, hostages, fbi, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   64%
 
Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   59%
 
 6.6
 20K
Wonderland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, violence, vengeance, addiction, investigation, drugs, drug addiction, brutality, revenge, drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
Miller's Crossing
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, prohibition, organized crime, violence, mafia, irish, gangster, neo noir, criminal's revenge, mob ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   58%
 
 7.3
 49K
Sexy Beast
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: stylized, clever, tense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, violence, gangster, robbery, safecracker, bank robbery, stylish, retired, dialogue, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   55%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
L.A. Takedown
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime, bank robbery, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
A Most Violent Year
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: realistic, tense, atmospheric, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crime, corruption, oil, violence, immigrants, organized crime, moral dilemma, gangster, violent, mafia, gangsters, mob ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   62%
 
 7.2
 28K
The Salton Sea
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: bleak, tense, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, addiction, vengeance, drug abuse, neo-noir, identity, drug addiction, revenge, violence, corruption, murder, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   48%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   45%
 
 8.1
 18K
The Red Circle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: clever, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, crime, gangsters, police investigation, corruption, betrayal, chase, gangster, robbery, neo noir, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, road movie, serious ...
Plot: violence, obsession, midlife crisis, depression, insanity, vigilante, crime, anger, losing-it hero, chase, traffic jam, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
 23K
The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, cynical, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, neo-noir, neo noir, con artists, greed, twists & turns, police investigation, noir, intrigue, crime gone awry, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
 8.3
 785K
Reservoir Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: clever, stylized, talky, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cult, gory, undercover cop, violence, organized crime, robbery, gore, gangster, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, crime, vengeance, revenge, violence, drugs, neo noir, murder, rape, juvenile delinquency, violent, mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 8.2
 396K
Casino
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: talky, realistic, stylized, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gangsters, mafia, crime, organized crime, greed, corruption, gangster, brutality, betrayal, gambling, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
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