Movies like A Killer in the Family

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A Killer in the Family (1983)
 6.9
 530
A Killer in the Family (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons to break him out of jail.
Plot: teenager, prison, school, gangsters, swat team, thief, terrorist, prison escape, student, police, gang, desert, truck, death, criminal, family relations, burglar, terrorism, gun, prison guard, death of protagonist, chase, on the run, robbery, gunfight ...
Place: arizona, new mexico

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Most similar movies to A Killer in the Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, crime, gun, police officer and chase mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Killer in the Family: Flic Story (1975), The New Kids (1985), A Perfect World (1993), The Things We've Seen (2017), The Chase (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, prison, heist, serial killer, gangsters, robbery, mind game, track down, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 3K
The New Kids (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, amusement park, small town, kidnapping, orphan, school dance, bully, pursuit, redneck, bullying, teenager, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, birmingham alabama, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Things We've Seen (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Accusations of guilt turns a father into a fugitive, leaving his son to find and bring him home after struggling to put the pieces together.
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: small town, family relations, runaway, dysfunctional family, brother brother relationship, amateur detective, teen angst, family crisis, search for father, father son relationship, gunfight, wanted ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.2
 123
The Chase (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Denver, a fleeing bank robber kills a cop and kidnaps an old man to hold as a hostage. He is chased by the police and a news helicopter, which films the entire incident. Based on a true story.
Plot: murder, helicopter, bank robbery, suv, drug addict, pistol, carjacking, on the run, pregnant woman, revolver, police officer killed, police chase ...
Place: denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 351K
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, romancing a criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, gang, perfect crime, thief, crimes, ex convict, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Keys to Tulsa (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Richter Boudreau is on a bad streak: Languishing in the shadow of his celebrity mother, he loses his job as a film critic for the town paper, and now he's been approached with a dangerous proposition that ultimately leads to blackmail. ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, crimes, love triangle, dishonesty, drug dealing, love and romance, journalism, murder, brother brother relationship, murder witness, family secret, plot twist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, mafia, manhunt, betrayal, loss of son, death, bank robbery, crimes, crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Mad Dog Killer (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts and defiles frightened hapless lass Giuliana Caroli. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, heist, psychopath, hostage, rape, criminal's revenge, crime, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, police officer, rookie, corruption, destiny, death, loner, parenthood, crimes, crime, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, testimony, prison, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, manhunt, dishonesty, parents and children, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gas station, parole officer, warden, gangsters, chases and races, hopes, on the run, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, store ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 574K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, neo noir, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, thief, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, hip hop, crime, coming of age, graduation, police brutality, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Quasi-documentay on Bonnie and Clyde... Larry Buchanan style!
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, killer, jail, field, mexican revolution, escape, newspaper, thief, gas station, poetry, criminal gang, shot to death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: missouri, iowa, dallas texas, oklahoma, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Knockaround Guys (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, profanity, crimes, crime, gang, one last job, violence, father son relationship, money, bar fight, brooklyn new york city, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 14K
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, disturbing, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, youth, rivalry, neo noir, crime, crimes, gang war, confined, society, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.8
 3K
By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, violence, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gang, revenge, double life, murder, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 107
Shades of Fern (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the only extensive prose work by the surrealist painter Josef Capek, Shades of Fern most resembles the philosophical fairy tales and fables of Josef’s older brother, the legendary Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. Two young ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: poem, cemetery, death of protagonist, talking to the dead, crime and punishment, dangerous friend, priest, suicide, gun, teenage boy, murder, train ...
Time: quarry, 1920s
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
No Man's Land (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car chase, rookie, car thief, chase, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcer killer, friends, introspection, nightlife, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
At the End of the Tunnel (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A paraplegic computer engineer that moves in a wheelchair and works in his basement starts hearing noises and voices of bank-robbers.
Style: suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, tunnel, rain, heist, robbery, stolen money, brother brother relationship, money, gang, police detective, gang of outlaws, thief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, feminism, graphic violence, danger, deadly, crimes, crime, babies and infants, gang, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.2
 81K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, neo noir, bomb, paranoia, conspiracy, fbi, uncover truth, danger, murder, mysterious character, professor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, kansas, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, chase, heroes, murder, kidnapping, blackmail, assassination, dishonesty, rescue, rivalry, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, milan italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 22K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, neo noir, sniper, escape, prison, police, thief, pimp, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 9K
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 ⇓
33%
Fight for Your Life (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A minister dispenses justice on three convicts who take his family hostage.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: rapist, family relations, bishop, self defense, danger, hostage, sexual abuse, racism, family in danger, revenge, violence, prison escape ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, injustice, on the road, police corruption, chase, roadblock, hitchhiker, psychotic, car theft, cross country trip ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, united states, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%