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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
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Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Original name: Αιώνιος Φοιτητής
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but to earn a day's wages. Vera works in a gym but trains and gets a second job as a dealer. Her aim is to protect her mother since regulations forbid relatives of employees from entering the casino. Let her Dad knock himself out. There's no way he'll ever play roulette again! At some point, Takis and Vera become lovers. They rig a game at the roulette table, leave the money with her mother and hide out in a friend's house, where their romantic dream soon succumbs to the wretched conditions in which they live. When her father dies of a heart attack in his Jeep, Vera suddenly finds herself with money. At the funeral, the manager of the casino threatens to send her to prison...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, fall in love, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, gangsters, heist, betrayal, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, cons and scams, male female relationship, forgery, criminal heroes, sex, caper, gymnastics, beach, medical student, blackjack, roulette, submachine gun, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, heist, betrayal and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ghost of a Chance: Swindled (2004), Red Zone (2003), Ants in the Mouth (2005), Cool Money (2005), Dirty Dealing (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of ...
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Plot: cons and scams, crime gone awry, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crimes, mystery, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, forgery, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, chase, investigation, dishonesty, obsessive quest, mystery, betrayal, cons and scams ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, latin america, spain, europe
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, jewel thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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Dirty Dealing (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of sexy casino dealers joins forces to try to save the sick child of one of their coworkers. When their unscrupulous boss (Michael Madsen) refuses to get the insurance company to help and then reneges on a promise to help raise the money, ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: heist, casino, cons and scams, gambling, dishonesty, leukemia, caper, single mother, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, strong female presence, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, nuclear threat, heist, car chase, criminal heroes, chase, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, gangsters, road trip, uranium ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1969
Place: europe, london, england, vatican, belgium
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Fate (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four friends bound by destiny and unbeatable in the dark world. When a casino attack goes wrong as a result of betrayal, fate turns them into enemies. Now, forced to aim the gun at each other's hearts, their unavoidable battle begins.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: betrayal, heist, vengeance, rivalry, casino, dishonesty, gangsters, gang, crimes, destiny, haunted by the past, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crime gone awry, partners, casino, female bonding, friends, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, cons and scams, destructive relationship, moral dilemma, couple relations, gangsters, criminal's revenge, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, teachers and students, student life, college, mathematics, manipulation, power relations, college graduate, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Seven Times Lucky (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, cons and scams, crime gone awry, mind game, criminal's revenge, gambling, heist, rivalry, crimes, gangsters, femme fatale, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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This Thing of Ours (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, bank, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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The Warrior Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rookie lawyer Alec Brno has just been assigned the case of his career: exposing a billion-dollar oil scam led by a ruthless mafia boss. When he reluctantly falls for the gangster's beautiful but drug-addicted wife - also his key witness - Alec ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, courtroom, dangerous attraction, fall in love, criminal's revenge, legal investigation, hitman, drug abuse, courtroom drama, addiction, corporate crimes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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55%
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Trust Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mari is a talented but insecure chef who dreams of running her own restaurant. She goes through a challenging professional time, taking orders from an authoritarian boss who inhibits her talent. One day she meets Caio, a charming young man who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, couples, cons and scams, dishonesty, restaurant, love, cooking and food, police, brazilian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While staying at a picturesque village, a teen encounters the underground world of art forgery.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Bigga Than Ben (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Spiker & Cobakka are two self-confessed 'pieces of Moscow scum' who come to London to rip it off. This is their guide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
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Hustle (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough, neo noir ...
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Us Two (1979)
Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
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In the Beginning (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, clever, contemplative
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Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, rivalry, betrayal, criminal heroes, gambler, on the run, ambition, vengeance, crimes, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
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Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, fake identity, minimal dialogue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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40%
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: suspenseful, stylized, neo noir, realistic, serious
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
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Time: 90s
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Destiny (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bekir is in love with Ugur, who loves Zagor, who loves to commit crimes.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
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