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Johnny Handsome (1989)
 6.1
 8K
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, harsh, compassionate, dramatic, intense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, plastic surgery, robbery, new identity, murder, crime, rehabilitation, betrayal, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, mask, operation, 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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crime, brutality, gangsters, crimes, dialogue, storytelling and mentor mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Johnny Handsome: City of Industry (1997), Albino Alligator (1996), Bad Company (1995), Caught Up (1998), Monument Ave. (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, retired, escape, brother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, gun, bar, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, siege, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.4
 3K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: blackmail, judge, cia, cons and scams, murder, betrayal, crime, espionage, neo noir, secret agents, strong sexual content, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.4
 807
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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, jamaican, nightclub, chase, crime, neo noir, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
64%
 7.2
 13K
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, twists and turns, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, neo noir, juvenile delinquency, crime, rivalry, youth, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, urban ghetto, prison life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 4K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crime, neo-noir, crime gone awry, vengeance, missing person, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, hostages ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, prison, violence, hostage, robbery, heist, criminal, crime gone awry, racism, maniac, hitman, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 518K
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, suspense, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, robbery, heist, group of criminals, thief, tough law enforcer, one last job, chase, police detective, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, room service, strangulation, swimming pool, broken finger, phone booth, wig, crime, gangsters, gambling, hitman, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, rough, 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%
 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, crime, pregnancy, gangsters, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 31K
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ritual, hitman, murder, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, neo-noir, left to die, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 11K
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, investigation, murder, neo noir, crime, police investigation, romance, verbal byplay, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, seaport, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, bank, crime, prison, heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, chase, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 11K
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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, crime, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, cons and scams, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: mind game, crimes, couple relations, manhunt, law enforcement, family relations, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, justice, police investigation, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, car chase, murder, crime, police investigation, undercover, sniper, loss of friend, vengeance, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, manhunt, hitman, betrayal, mafia, great depression, crime, loss of son, death, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 111K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal, danger, smuggling, crime, gunfight, betrayal, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 7K
Miami Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, false teeth, thief, crime, prostitute, police detective, criminal heroes, strong sexual content, chases and races, romance, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.6
 7K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ 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, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, scam, martial arts, police investigation, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 6K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, investigation, mistaken identity, crime, murder, undercover, hidden identity, working undercover, crimes, who done it, mystery, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 16K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, murder, master criminal, partners against crime, vengeance, against the odds, law enforcement, redemption, political corruption, mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, cemetery, helicopter, murder, crime, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, grave digger, coffin, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, chase, vengeance, violence, vigilante, neo-noir, hitman, crime, swamp, gangsters, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%