Movies like The Heist

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The Heist (1989)
 6.1
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The Heist (1989)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ex-con Neal Skinner (Pierce Brosnan) seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens (Tom Skerritt) for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cynical, surprise ending
Plot: vengeance, heist, criminal's revenge, crimes, injustice, crime, vigilantism, gambling, frame up, car chase, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, rivalry, going straight, cons and scams, prison, confined, graphic violence, manipulations, manipulation, chases and races, wrongfully committed, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Heist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Heist: The Grind (2009), Bad Karma (2012), BitterSweet (1999), Sushi Girl (2012), A House in the Hills (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: deadly, rivalry, crimes, danger, disorder, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 988
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, revenge, murder, criminal, ex convict, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 370
BitterSweet (1999)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a world filled with love and deception, the truth is always bittersweet.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, frame up, wrongfully committed, heist, vengeance, woman, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.0
 5K
Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gangsters, retribution, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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A House in the Hills (1993)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An aspiring actress gets a housesitting job and finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with a deadly ex-con.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, revenge, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking, rivalry, disorder, mistaken identity, vengeance, woman in danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Born to Be King (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Triad member Chicken is designated by Taiwan's San Luen Gang to marry Nanako, the daughter of the fifth generation leader of the Yamada Gang in Japan. Later, the leader of the triad group gets murdered. Actually, all the San Luen Gang members ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, rivalry, master criminal, vengeance, crimes, partners, good versus evil, friends, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, taiwan, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 466
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, criminal heroes, mind game, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, danger, law enforcement, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 378
No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, injustice, gangsters, crimes, martial arts, urban ghetto life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, arms dealer, arms deal, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.1
 192
Triplecross (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: T.C. Cooper is sprung from prison by Oscar Pierce, an F.B.I. agent, and given a task: take down master thief Jimmy Ray Danker. He accepts, but neither man expected the plan's single complication: Julia Summers, Jimmy Ray's lover.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: love triangle, heist, ex convict, false accusation, obsession, frame up, cons and scams, prison, special agents, crime gone awry, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 447
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, crimes, dishonesty, government agency, special agents, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 784
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: CBI Officer Akram Sheikh (Sunil Shetty) is on the verge of nabbing three dreaded Pakistan-backed arms dealers , the brothers Ali (Arbaaz Khan) and Abbas (Sanjay Kapoor) and their common moll Laila (Isha Koppikar) . When Sheikh busts an important ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, prison, crimes, danger, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, daring rescue, bollywood, heist, betrayal, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, russia, pakistan, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
Style: witty, sexy, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: art thief, cons and scams, perfect crime, businessman, cat and mouse, strong female lead, billionaire, stolen painting, museum, famous painting, mind game, art collector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, cons and scams, track down, vengeance, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, asia, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 407
Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, going straight, hidden identity, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, hitman, crime gone awry, danger, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, law enforcement, betrayal, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 2K
The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, rivalry, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 760
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 4.2
 3K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, prison life, confined, law enforcement, investigation, contests and competitions, cons and scams, martial arts, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, dark, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, danger, gangsters, fighting crime, murder, violence, dark past, lone wolves, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 910
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: infidelity, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, murder, dishonesty, drug dealing, crimes, couples, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 877
Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: lovers on the run, crime, chases and races, partners, criminal heroes, love and romance, bank, crimes, bank robbery, escapades, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.7
 256
The Hard Truth (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, femme fatale, vengeance, police corruption, manipulation, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulations, redemption, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Small Town in Texas (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, vengeance, car chase, sheriff, rivalry, confined, chases and races, crime, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 4K
Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, partners, betrayal, bollywood, rivalry, safecracker, caper, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 516
Red Line (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A car thief is seen stealing, and is blackmailed into stealing more cars for someone else's profit.
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, crime gone awry, gangsters, partners, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 576
Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, nightclub, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, chase, rivalry, society, crimes, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, crime, dishonesty, crimes, manhunt, heist, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%