Movies like Heaven's Burning

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Heaven's Burning (1997)
 5.7
 2K
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 to become a hostage in an unfolding robbery, until the getaway driver, Colin, saves her from his fellow robbers. They hit the road together, with the cops, her husband and the robbers in pursuit.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, romantic, road movie, brutal, bad ending, bloody, suspense, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the run, lovers on the run, chase, bank robbery, gangsters, kidnapping, love, revenge, obsession, driver, destiny, survival, superhero, women, violence, family, motorcycle, hitman, romance, crazy, wine, male nudity, justice, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, australia, sydney australia, alaska

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Most similar movies to Heaven's Burning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and sexy films with plots about mentor, brutality, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, gangsters and violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Heaven's Burning: Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986), Doberman (1997), Love and a .45 (1994), The Getaway (1994), The Real McCoy (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: intense, rough, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, justice, vengeance, chase, police investigation, bounty hunter, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, race against time, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Doberman (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, sexy, melancholic, absurd, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, violent, gunfight, organized crime, robbery, chase, police corruption, violence, crazy, police officer ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Love and a .45 (1994)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. ...
Style: road movie, entertaining, stylized, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, lovers on the run, chase, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, runaway, stripper, twists and turns, transformation, goth, first contact ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, mexico, austin texas, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 19K
The Getaway (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspense, erotic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, sex scene, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, betrayal, lovers on the run, hitman, on the run, showdown, murder ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: el paso texas, texas, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, chase, hostage, crimes, heist, bank, dishonesty, runaway, destiny, kidnapping, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, new jersey, atlanta georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police corruption, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, native american, violence, car chase, revenge, law enforcement, machismo, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, philadelphia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, fbi, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, brutality, twists and turns, murder, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: intense, talky, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, robbery, on the road, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, on the run, prison, organized crime, police corruption, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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 ...
Style: suspense, stylized, tense, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, chase, prison, vengeance, lawyer, greed, twists and turns, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 28K
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, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal, prison escape, gangsters, gunfight, love story, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, talky, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, gang, murder, kidnapping, money, violence, destiny, death, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
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Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, obsession, assassination, femme fatale, redemption, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, visceral, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 3K
Shopping (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dark, hip, urban story of a barren and anonymous city where the underclass' sport of choice is ram-raiding. An exciting game in which stolen cars are driven through shop windows to aid large-scale looting before the police arrive. For Tommy, ...
Style: harsh, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, rivalry, violence, nihilism, vandalism, teenage life, life is a bitch, heist, criminal heroes, gangsters, prison ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: england, new jersey, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.6
 5K
Mitchell (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough-guy cop (Joe Don Baker) pursues two drug runners (Martin Balsam, John Saxon) across the city to bust a large syndicate. Very much an anti-hero, Mitchell often ignores the orders of his superiors and demonstrates disdain for by-the-book ...
Style: suspense, sexy, road movie, stylized, parody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, car chase, chase, crimes, prostitute, motorcycle, disaster, family, redemption, existentialism, male nudity, robot ...
Time: 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, romantic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: prison escape, life turned upside down, false accusation, confined, injustice, crimes, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, couples, innocent, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, venezuela, usa, canada, haiti ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 40K
Romper Stomper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman ...
Style: disturbing, dark, political, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, violent, gangsters, immigrants, love triangle, neo nazi, crimes, fascism, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 28K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: chase, hostage, negotiation, car chase, violence, police investigation, gunfight, bank robbery, swat team, twists and turns, hitman, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 8K
Mo' Money (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, the chief of security drags him into the big leagues of ...
Style: humorous, light, intense, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: credit card, cons and scams, twists and turns, love and romance, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, investigation, reluctant partners, gangsters, chase, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, desert, murder, fbi, mistaken identity, undercover, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, violence, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Bangkok Dangerous (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The movie is about a deaf-mute hitman and his partner. Trouble begins when he starts a relationship with a young woman.
Style: intense, tense, rough, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, violence, fall in love, friendship, love affair, killer, mute or deaf, rivalry, assassination, one man army, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: thailand, tokyo, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 123K
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, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gunfight, criminal heroes, drug lord, robbery, dishonesty, drugs, gangsters, rivalry, mafia, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 58K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, romantic, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, jungle, mercenary, hostage, group of criminals, rescue, survival, brutality, runaway, insurance, prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, africa, south america, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, crimes, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, sex, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Revenge (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, erotic, suspense, intense, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, couple relations, adultery, revenge, vengeance, friendship, desert, crimes, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 9K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, vigilante, violence, bullying, violent, assassin, arms dealer, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 35K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, vengeance, lone wolves, revenge, brutality, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, las vegas, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, crimes, gangsters, hip hop, police investigation, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 16K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, chase, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, investigation, runaway, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 2K
Captives (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A beautiful young dentist working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him, with terrible consequences for all.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, prison, romance, bittersweet, obsession, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), honest, internet, interracial romance, cheating, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, spain, england, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 139K
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: neo noir, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, robbery, betrayal, organized crime, money, mafia, heist, crimes, gangsters, greed, prostitute ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%