Movies like The Learning Curve

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The Learning Curve (1999)
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The Learning Curve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Paul and Georgia are lovers, soul mates...and partners in crime. But when this duplicitous duo tries to dupe the wrong man, they are ensnared in a world more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. Seduced into working for him on dangerous jobs beyond their small-time capability, Paul and Georgia suddenly have everything they've ever wanted...and even more to lose.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, talky
Plot: bar, teenage life, crimes, heist, betrayal, crime, love and romance, manipulations, manipulation, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, nightlife, forgery, rise to the top, criminal heroes, deadly, murderous pair, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, lovers on the run, cons and scams, rape, sting operation, fbi, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Learning Curve

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, heist and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Learning Curve: Ready 2 Die (2014), Swindled (2004), Cold Around the Heart (1997), Rushlights (2013), Out of Season (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, parents and children, disorder, strong violent content, crime gone awry, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 813
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, gangsters, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 980
Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cons and scams, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crime gone awry, betrayal, love and romance, manipulations, mystery, power relations, manipulation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, criminal's revenge, rivalry, betrayal, love and romance, on the run, deadly, crimes, lovers on the run, heist, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 3K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.3
 697
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, manipulation, manipulations, hidden identity, crime gone awry, femme fatale, hitman, dangerous attraction, missing person, reunion, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, perfect crime, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: heist, fall in love, crimes, thief, hidden identity, betrayal, criminal heroes, diamond, corruption, danger, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 12K
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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 3K
Wicked Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hannah and Amber Baker are trapped in a dark Southern underworld of violence, drugs and bikers. Both live in fear of their "Uncle Frank" Stinson, the ruthless leader of a crime organization.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: betrayal, family in danger, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing, crimes, orphan, youth, rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crime gone awry, partners, female bonding, casino, law enforcement, buddies, vampire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.9
 536
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, photographer, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, deadly, manipulation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, manipulation, dishonesty, mind game, manipulations, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, disorder, cons and scams, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 544
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, neo noir
Plot: psychopath, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, mind game, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dishonesty, best friends, dangerous attraction, teenage life, disorder, danger, boy girl relationship, profanity, moral dilemma, youth, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 910
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, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 3K
Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, uncle nephew relationship, greed, last wish ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With the help of their mentor Felix, a group of the best friends and first-time thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the amateurs botch the delivery of the objet d'art, the dealer kills Felix and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friends, crime gone awry, betrayal, heist, black market, dishonesty, disorder, partners, deadly, crimes, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, social decay, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 39K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murderous pair, brother sister incest, criminal heroes, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crimes, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, crime, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 12K
Cut Bank (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 year-old Dwayne McLaren, a former athlete turned auto mechanic, dreams of getting out of tiny Cut Bank, Montana the coldest town in America. But his effort to do so sets in moton a deadly series of events that change his life and the life of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, semi serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, disorder, witness, nothing goes right, cons and scams, small town life, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 4K
The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, renewed love, one more chance, cons and scams, frame up, friends, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 449
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, starting over, lovers on the run, love affair, woman in danger, couples, criminal's revenge, love and romance, hopes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 691
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, cons and scams, danger, crime gone awry, on the run, deadly, odd couple, on the road, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crimes, crime, uncover truth, undercover, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime, confined, danger, chases and races, gory, bar, disorder, hostage, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 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: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, law enforcement, on the run, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, partners, police detective, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%