Movies like The Maker

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The Maker (1997)
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The Maker (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Josh is a high school guy who lives with adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends (including young lesbian Bella). Suddenly his elder brother Walter comes out of the blue (he left home 10 years ago when he was 18 and was never heard during these years). After that Walter starts to involve Josh in various new criminal activities, including robbery.
Style: tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: brother, blood donation, teenage life, crimes, heist, college, youth, family relations, crime, family life, juvenile delinquency, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, criminal, car chase, heart transplant, brother brother relationship, barefoot male, moving van, camera shot of bare feet, lesbian
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Maker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, siblings relations, family relations, gang, murder and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Maker: If... Dog... Rabbit (1999), Hand Gun (1994), Sugar Hill (1993), Perfect Sisters (2014), The Colony (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: warden, parole officer, gas station, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, crime, hopes, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
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Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, estrangement, power relations, disorder, family relations, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, siblings relations, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, siblings relations, drug abuse, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, addiction, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, crime, crimes, deadly, youth, family relations, rumor, teenager, investigation, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Colony (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, suburbs, murder, family life, psychopath, suburban life, society, deadly, crimes, death, secret, privacy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Blood Brothers (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Blood Brothers- While coming of age in the inner city, Darryl Crawford, a young African-American man, witnesses a gang-related murder and is horrified to discover that his beloved older brother Sly is one of the perps. Darryl grapples with his ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: gang, murder, hopes, urban ghetto, low lives, family relations, urban ghetto life, introspection, family life, heist, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Absolute Hundred (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Igor Gordic was an Olympic Champion in shooting, but now he is a junky without money and in debts to mafia. Sasa is his younger brother and he is getting ready for the next World Championship. Since he's not getting enough terms to practice ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: life is a bitch, family relations, vigilantism, siblings relations, addiction, haunted by the past, vengeance, downfall, athlete's life, crimes, crime, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: serbia, europe, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, going straight, deadly, small town, family relations, siblings relations, gangsters, profanity, graphic violence, crime, hopes
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Beyond the Sky (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Malboro and Cucu, the starring characters, are two brothers who split after the older one, Malboro, went to prison five years. One day he is set free, willing to return to his life. Cucu is the younger brother, who has become a boxer with possible ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: disorder, family relations, siblings relations, crimes, estrangement, brother brother relationship, male objectification, crime, orphan, urban, shower room, shower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
42%
State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, drug dealing, family life, social decay, urban ghetto life, rise and fall, criminal heroes, buddies, friendship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: youth, vigilantism, gang, vengeance, society, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, siblings relations, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Donato and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though emotionally estranged, a father and daughter team of Los Angeles police detectives must work together to stop a serial killer. Along the way, the two find themselves forced to deal with a number of painful secrets from their past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, family life, psychopath, crimes, partners, law enforcement, amateur detective, estrangement, fighting crime, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, honest law enforcer, police detective, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, gang, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Midnight Heat (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John Gray, a mild-mannered banker, gets hit by a car and loses most of his memory. When he gets out of the hospital, he has flashbacks which do not fit with his current life. After a strange telephone call and a murder attempt on his wife, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: bank, banker, amnesia, murder, mystery, deadly, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, heist, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
Pups (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When troubled teen boy Stevie (Cameron Van Hoy) and his girlfriend, Rocky (Mischa Barton), attempt to rob a bank without any forethought, the situation rapidly deteriorates. Soon the young couple is holding bank customers and employees hostage, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: bank, hostage, fbi, teenage life, youth, hostages, coming of age, crime, crimes, special agents, teen rebel, gun ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto life, friends, society, crimes, teenage life, youth, power relations, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.8
 1K
Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, inner city, urban setting, youth, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 502
Breathing Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Michael, a Vietnam vet with two kids, pulls off a bank heist with his gang, which includes the bank's manager. To ensure the loyalty of everyone involved, Mike makes a special set of keys, so that the hiding place for the loot can only be ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chases and races, crime, siblings relations, heist, confined, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, kidnapping, missing person, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Tie That Binds (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie and they want her back.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, family relations, wanted, haunted by the past, custody, parents and children, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, rivalry, husband wife relationship, criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, crimes, lifestyle, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, criminal heroes, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Skinheads vs. Hooligans (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the gang. However, once inside he learns of the reasons ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: interracial relations, revenge, skinhead, crimes, deadly, gang, kids in trouble, vengeance, society, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Chechnya, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, mysterious character, on the run, gangsters, crimes, daring rescue, save the lady, woman in danger, heroes, mistaken identity, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, year 1992, 20th century, 1990s
Place: europe, bulgaria, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. ...
Style: serious, bleak, tense, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, housing project, husband wife relationship, mental institution, apartment complex, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 23
The Scrapper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He was only a teen when his brother, Syd, took their parents' lives. Now Robbie Hood lives a boring, safe life where chances are far and few between. Rage builds, and Robbie's life takes three turns: A bar brawling legend, an underground ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, society, crimes, vigilantism, heist, teenage life, heroes, gang, brother brother relationship, love, robin hood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, reluctant partners, odd couple, mind game, partners, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 695
Hazard (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Shin is a Japanese university student living a boring and meaningless life. One day, he spots a book titled Dangerous Ways to Walk the World, in which he finds a page written about hazards in New-York. Eager to get out, he jets off to New-York to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: teenage life, juvenile delinquency, crimes, youth, teenage rebellion, street gang, escape, heist, coming of age, car theft, drugged food, ice cream cone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%