Movies like Kansas

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Kansas (1988)
 5.6
 942
Kansas (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drifter becomes both a bank robber and a hero in this crime thriller. Andrew McCarthy stars as Wade Corey, who hitches a ride on a freight train already occupied by Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon), a charming ex-con who convinces Wade to accompany him to his hometown. Once there, Wade realizes too late that Doyle is intent on robbing the local bank. After they are separated following the crime, Wade hides the money. Happening upon a drowning in progress, he saves a young girl who just happens to be the daughter of the state governor, and he becomes an unlikely hero. Finding work at a nearby farm, the meandering Wade becomes a hired hand, falls for the beautiful daughter (Leslie Hope) of his boss, and dreads the return of Doyle, who is sure to come looking for his money.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, bank, teenage life, crimes, wedding, gang, hostages, hostage, psychopath, crime, journalism, chase, fugitives, murder, chases and races, master criminal, redemption, criminal heroes, countryside, deadly, rivalry, rescue, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa

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Most similar movies to Kansas

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal heroes and chases and races mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Kansas: Fall Time (1995), Ready 2 Die (2014), Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997), Albino Alligator (1996), Wisdom (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
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Fall Time (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, disorder, unlikely criminals, prank, deadly, crime gone awry, mind game, chases and races, partners, criminal heroes, small town, heist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 796
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, on the run, chase, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, gun, crime, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.8
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, fbi, police, gun, destiny, crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, neo noir, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, law enforcement, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 643
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, odd couple, deadly, cons and scams, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, chase, kidnapping, crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 851
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.5
 600
Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, storage unit, heist, bank, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, chase, dishonesty, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, deadly, heist, on the run, law enforcement, danger, criminal heroes, kidnapping, hitman, tough heroes, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, rivalry, crime, police detective, graphic violence, urban, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 496
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 12K
All the Best (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After his hatred of dishonesty costs him his job, an embittered man goes over to the dark side and plots to rob the bank he once managed.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, vengeance, mental illness, criminal heroes, on the run, rivalry, dishonesty, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 452
Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: restaurant, heist, kidnapping, bank, confined, clergy, adventurer, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime gone awry, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 117
Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, murder, kids in trouble, countryside, heist, store, siblings relations, fall in love, death row, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 754
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
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%
 4.6
 390
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, motorcycle, beach, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, deadly, betrayal, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, shopping mall, bank teller, bank robbery, santa claus suit, christmas, gang, hostages, crime, on the run, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Love and a .45 (1994)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Small-time criminal Watty Watts attempts to rob a convenience store with his drug-addict buddy, Billy Mack Black. The robbery, however, leads to murder, and soon Watty leaves Billy behind and goes on the run with his beloved girlfriend, Starlene. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, lovers on the run, white trash, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, chase, odd couple, rivalry, partners, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, redemption, murder, witness protection, violence, graphic violence, woman in danger, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostages, deadly, crime, danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, rivalry, crime gone awry, deadly, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, lovers on the run, heist, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 1K
The Stickup (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars of Indian casino money by a thief wearing a clowns mask.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal heroes, on the run, chase, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, suspicion, bank robbery, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1985, and a small, tranquil Florida town is being rocked by a wave of vicious serial murders and bank robberies. Particularly sickening to the authorities is the gratuitous use of violence by two “Rambo” like killers who dress themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: law enforcement, crime, investigation, chases and races, police investigation, rivalry, on the run, chase, crime gone awry, fighting crime, bank, heist ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 2K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug smuggling, partners, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, fugitives, crime gone awry, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen denmark, hamburg germany, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 831
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, crimes, rivalry, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, working undercover, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 526
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%