Movies like Son of a Gun

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Son of a Gun (2014)
 6.4
 27K
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 protection comes at a price.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic, neo noir, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, confined, on the run, master criminal, escapades, dishonesty, power relations, murder, car chase, gunfight, prison escape, police chase, gold, love story, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne

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Most similar movies to Son of a Gun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, chase, betrayal, gunfight and revenge mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Son of a Gun: Get the Gringo (2012), The Getaway (1972), The Town (2010), Cut Throat City (2020), Prison Break: The Final Break (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 105K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, prison, lone hero, prison life, confined, prison gang, thief, prison escape, gang, corruption, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
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100%
 7.4
 30K
The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, cynical, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, on the run, robbery, chase, bank robbery, betrayal, infidelity, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 366K
The Town (2010)
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cut Throat City (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Four boyhood friends return to New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina, to find their home decimated and prospects for work swept away. Turning to a local gangster for employment, the crew is hired to pull off a daring casino heist, ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, hurricane, hurricane katrina, crimes, murder, chases and races, escapades, criminal heroes, betrayal, gunfight, police chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison life, escape, fugitives, woman in danger, chases and races, freedom, race against time, confined, resourceful, daring rescue, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: cynical, tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison, chase, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, frame up, siblings relations, rivalry, vengeance, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 120K
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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, smuggling, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 35K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, heist, police corruption, police detective, criminal, crime, crimes, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 39K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murderous pair, brother sister incest, criminal heroes, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, crime, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 53K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, bank robbery, police detective, investigation, police investigation, crime, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, hostages, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 352K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, master criminal, revenge, robbery, mentor, hacker, gold, safecracker, caper, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 30K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, robbery, confined, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, homeless, robbery gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, escape, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, mob boss, notoriety, against the rules, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 4K
Offender (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Justice needs to be served at Britain's most notorious young offenders institute.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: prison life, crimes, confined, prison, life is a bitch, vengeance, vigilantism, juvenile delinquency, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 8K
Wedlock (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.
Style: exciting, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, on the run, betrayal, heist, prison, prisoner, manhunt, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, race against time, partners ...
Time: future, near future
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crime, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, court, trial, disguise, criminal heroes, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 19K
Tracers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, harsh, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parkour, gang, chase, crimes, heist, chases and races, mysterious character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disorder, debt, organized crime, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 118K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
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, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, girlfriend, police, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 17K
The Escapist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, harsh, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, crimes, crime, prison life, fugitives, prison escape, going straight, terminal illness, escape, tunnel, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 177K
The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, proposal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 10K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: road movie, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, chase, injustice, on the road, police corruption, roadblock, car theft, hitchhiker, psychotic, cross country trip ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%