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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, art house, cerebral, tense, cynical, gloomy, atmospheric, noir, thought provoking, intellectual ...
Plot: strip club, gangsters, gambling, nightclub, mafia, crimes, gambling debt, female nudity, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, catastrophe, bandit, poker, dark humor, loneliness, art, betrayal, gunfight, brutality, runaway, courage, claustrophobia, mentor, hallucination ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, texas

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Most similar movies to The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, talky, stylized and serious films with plots about dialogue, runaway, crimes, crime gone awry, storytelling, corruption and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Killing of a Chinese Bookie: Point Blank (1967), Gloria (1980), Mean Streets (1973), The American Friend (1977), Charley Varrick (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, left for dead, crimes, hitman, flashback, left to die, mafia, money ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, los angeles
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Gloria (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.
Style: tense, sexy, suspense, neo noir, road movie ...
Audience: kids, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, chase, twists and turns, women, murder, hotel, gunfight, neighbor, ethnic conflict, police investigation, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, california, usa, pittsburgh ...
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Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, character study, life philosophy, friends, street gang, exotic dancer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, assassination, hitman, gangsters, friendship, art, character study, betrayal, forgery, police investigation, loneliness, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, new york, hamburg germany, berlin germany, texas ...
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Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, clever, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gangsters, mafia, crimes, small town, chase, crime gone awry, desert, murder, caper, spy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, clever, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, heist, betrayal, corruption, twists and turns, femme fatale, murder, crimes, crime gone awry, death, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, miami
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Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, asthma, murder, runaway, justice, women, mafia, woman in danger, down on your luck, introspection, crimes, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.0
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, clever ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gambling debt, gambler, poker, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, character study, police investigation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, nevada, usa ...
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Amateur (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man wakes up in an alley, bleeding and with no memory of who he is. He stumbles into a coffee shop and is befriended by a charitable ex-nun who is failing in her attempts to write marketable pornography.
Style: art house, clever, humorous, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: amnesia, crimes, redemption, distopia, mission from god, greed, poetry, sexual abuse, twists and turns, melancholy, gangsters, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: neo noir, erotic, stylized, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: heist, crimes, love triangle, betrayal, twists and turns, hospital, car, flashback, making love, sex scene, addiction, killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, mystery, crime gone awry, complex characters, loneliness, manipulation, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Targets (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, macabre, tense, scary ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, monster, murder, aging, suburbs, violence, swing, military, car, empire, movie star ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, california, los angeles, asia, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Grifters (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, cynical, atmospheric ...
Plot: betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), hidden money, twists and turns, manipulation, con trick, con artists, swindle, gangsters, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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A Pure Formality (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Onoff (Depardieu,) is a famous writer, now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski,) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. In an isolated, rural police station, the Inspector tries to ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, atmospheric, serious, talky ...
Plot: memory loss, investigation, afterlife, mystery, suicide, uncover truth, murder, mind game, twists and turns, murder mystery, all male cast, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, italy
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Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa
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After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, surreal, cynical ...
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The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, witty, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, murder, cat, gangsters, crimes, twists and turns, betrayal, whodunit, beach, alcoholic, private investigator, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: malibu california, los angeles, california, usa, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
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Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
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31%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: art house, suspense, talky, biting, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, sex, male nudity, addiction, sexual abuse, sexualized violence, writer's life, melancholy, cheating, women, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: erotic, suspense, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, couple relations, obsession, erotica, multiple storylines, secrets, happy ending, violent, screwball, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
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30%
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One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, heist, gunfight, corruption, gangsters, justice, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, usa ...
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30%
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Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, investigation, twists and turns, false accusation, veteran, alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam war, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california
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30%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, obsession, crazy, memory, paranoia, family relations, delusion, family problems, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, new orleans, peru, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: neo noir, suspense, cerebral, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, robbery, thief, prison, mafia, police investigation, organized crime, corruption, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: intense, suspense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, robbery, rehabilitation, revenge, operation, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, new jersey, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 9K
Blue Collar (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: suspense, realistic, clever, disturbing, neo noir ...
Plot: union, working class, labor union, gangsters, heist, female nudity, crime gone awry, fighting the system, crimes, factory worker, nudity (full frontal - brief), robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, betrayal, murder, vengeance, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
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Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: psychological, talky, atmospheric, neo noir, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, robbery, retired, safecracker, mafia, one last job, psychopath, character study, murder, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, london, mediterranean sea, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.2
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House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: psychological, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, tricky ...
Plot: gambling, twists and turns, psychiatrist, cons and scams, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, mentor, obsession, heist, greed, con artists ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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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: neo noir, harsh, stylized, bloody, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, psychopath, brutality, undercover cop, character study, hitman, twists and turns, police detective, police corruption, loneliness, thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%