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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh, compassionate, dramatic, intense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, new identity, robbery, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, operation, mask, heist, switching roles, mistaken identity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, master criminal, chases and races, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters and vengeance mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Johnny Handsome: Caught Up (1998), City of Industry (1997), Bad Boys (1983), Played (2006), Albino Alligator (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.4
 786
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, jamaican, nightclub, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, jewel, brother, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys (1983)
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, bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, youth, neo noir, crime, rivalry, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, prison life, urban ghetto, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, prison, criminal, criminal's revenge, crime, heist, criminal underworld, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Albino Alligator (1996)
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, siege, police, bar, gun, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 2K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, murder, betrayal, crime, espionage, strong sexual content, secret agents, neo noir, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Monument Ave. (1998)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, juvenile delinquency, working class, vengeance, witnessing a crime, urban ghetto, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, bank, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, chase, gang, vengeance, hostages, master criminal, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, crime, pregnancy, urban ghetto, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 2K
Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, revenge, betrayal, crime, kidnapping, death, new life, thief, new love, crimes, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the road, violence, hostage, robbery, crime gone awry, criminal, maniac, racism, crime, on the run, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, gang, police corruption, vengeance, drug dealing, false accusation, crime, tough law enforcer, survival, prison life, criminal heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, betrayal, neo noir, murder, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 3K
The Outfit (1973)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A two-bit criminal takes on the Mafia to avenge his brother's death. Earl Macklin is a small time criminal who is released from prison after an unsuccessful bank robbery only to discover that a pair of gunmen killed his brother.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, revenge, mafia, hitman, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, one man army, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: clever, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, broken finger, room service, phone booth, strangulation, swimming pool, wig, crime, gangsters, gambling, hitman, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 10K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: clever, sexy, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, murder, neo noir, crime, investigation, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, crime, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir, on the run, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.4
 684
Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rise to the top, wizards and magicians, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 122K
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, betrayal, money, neo noir, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 6K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, chase, vengeance, vigilante, violence, neo-noir, hitman, police investigation, crime, swamp, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 15K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, gangsters, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hoodlum, heist, partners against crime, unlikely partners, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.1
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, hoodlum, going straight, bank, desert, vengeance, cons and scams, heist, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Payback: Straight Up (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, betrayal, prostitute, vengeance, robbery, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, money, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, crime, hostages, couple relations, prison, parents and children, crimes, suburbs, deadly, family life, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 783
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, chase, murder, criminal heroes, crime, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 730
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, chase, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, rape, psychotic, car theft, roadblock, hitchhiker, injustice, chase, fugitives, manhunt ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, scam, martial arts, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, police investigation, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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