Movies and TV shows like Thief 2006

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Thief (2006)
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Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Andre Braugher stars as Nick Atwater, the leader of a robbery crew balancing his personal life with the planning of a major heist. The crew is being targeted by a relentless cop and the Chinese mafia every step of the way, while Atwater struggles at home with his teenage stepdaughter (Mae Whitman).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: thief, heist, police detective, career criminal, teenage life, crimes, police corruption, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal, outlaw, dishonesty, interracial relations, partners, theft, crime, step parent, dealer, the underworld, network, young people, vicious, code, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new orleans, usa

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Most similar movies to Thief

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, police detective, rivalry and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Thief: Smith (2006), City Homicide (2007), Low Winter Sun (2013), The Shield (2002), The Kill Point (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Smith (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Though Bobby Stevens appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five job, he's actually an expert thief who is seeking a few last big jobs so he can finally leave the business for a comfortable, lawful lifestyle with his wife, Hope, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: thief, heist, manhunt, hidden identity, double life, group of criminals, criminal heroes, one last job, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal, outlaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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95%
City Homicide (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, fighting crime, who done it, uncover truth, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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100%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police detective, murder, vengeance, right and wrong, perfect crime, police corruption, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, graphic violence, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
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60%
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The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, police brutality, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, dishonesty, murder, mayor, gang, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Kill Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A small group of military veterans sets out to rob a major bank in Pittsburgh. When things go awry, they're forced to take more than a dozen hostages from all walks of life, including a wealthy and powerful businessman's daughter.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, veteran, society, rivalry, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, robbery, law enforcement, negotiation, deal, bank, threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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56%
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Kingpin (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Rule the family. Control the empire. A Change in power looms imminent in the drug cartel family.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, drug smuggling, crimes, drug dealing, family relations, police corruption, rivalry, partners, working undercover, siblings relations, family life, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, thailand, michigan, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great Heist (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
TV show
Story: Based on the 1994 robbery of US$33 million from Colombia's central bank, which turned the country upside down.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, robbery, latin american history, partners in crime, bank robbery, group of criminals, thief, theft, perfect crime, crimes, bankruptcy, family ...
Time: year 1994
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, partners, crimes, policewoman, crime, crime investigation, buddy cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, society, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, power struggle, criminal, outlaw, police detective, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
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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, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
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Hack (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: vigilante, taxi driver, law enforcement, crimes, crime, ex law enforcer, protective male, taxi, disgraced, ex-cop, dirty cop, ex cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 2K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, wheelchair bound, disability, power relations, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
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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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, group of criminals, thief, crime, one last job, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: neo noir, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, misfit partners, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, on the run, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Metástasis (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A Colombian remake of the U.S. TV show Breaking Bad. After he is diagnosed with cancer, Walter Blanco teams up with José Miguel Rosas in order to sell crystal meth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, drug dealing, hidden identity, couple relations, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, stash, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Touching Evil (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, Detective David Creegan is assigned to the FBI's Organized and Serial Crime Unit – a rapid-response, elite crime ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, track down, lifesaver, murder investigation, chases and races, danger, special agents, hunt down, crimes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, undercover, moral dilemma, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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34%
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Arne Dahl: Requiem (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies the A Unit who, under the supervision of US Intelligence, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, heist, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, bank robbery, police, crime, swedish police, special unit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
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Justice (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Justice is an American legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer that aired on Fox in the USA and CTV in Canada. The series also aired on Warner Channel in Latin America, Nine Network in Australia, and on TV2 In New Zealand. It first was broadcast ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Plot: law firm, lawyer, female lawyer, courtroom drama, jury, trial, media circus, legal investigation, innocence, rivalry, legal, celebrity culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 232
Widows (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
Story: The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, adventure, vengeance, betrayal, deadly, rivalry, track down, widow, dishonesty, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Guns (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A high profile arms dealer comes under increased police scrutiny when his teenage son is implicated in the murder of a senator's father. British expatriate Paul Duguid (Colm Feore) is an international arms dealer accredited by numerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: society, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, who to trust, family relations, city life, police detective, arms dealer, gangsters, arms dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
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Golden Boy (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Golden Boy is an American crime drama series created by Nicholas Wootton, which is produced by Berlanti Television and Warner Bros. Television. CBS placed a series order on May 13, 2012. The series ran on CBS from February 26 to May 14, 2013 and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, talented, crime, murder investigation, rise to the top, partners against crime, law enforcement, homicide detective, ambition, crimes, success, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 2K
Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, petty criminal, crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: fighting crime, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, master criminal, crimes, criminal, surveillance, law enforcement, crime, wiretap
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
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The Handler (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fbi, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, crime, officers and cadets, basic training, undercover, government agency, working undercover, undercover agent, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 369
Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: female agent, fbi, treason, investigation, undercover, partners, partners against crime, mystery, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%