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Hold Up (2010)
 6.5
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Hold Up (2010)
Original name: Nokas
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the morning of April 5, 2004, the greatest bank robbery in Norwegian history was carried out in Stavanger. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the perspective of the police, the robbers, the central cash service personnel, and ordinary people
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, true crime, police, police officer killed, gang, confined, master criminal, incompetent police, thief, hostage, money, robbery, gunfight, crimes, hostages, crime, graphic violence, group of criminals, law enforcement, disorder, crime gone awry, bank robbery, death, burglar, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hold Up: Cry in the Woods (2004), No Good Deed (2002), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Go Fast (2008), 2:22 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, crimes, hostage, murder, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police detective, hostage, neo noir, robbery, bank robbery, femme fatale, police, crime, crimes, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: usa, canada, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, bank, fbi, police, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, heist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, loss of partner, car chase, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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 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, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, crime gone awry, confined, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, hotel, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, rivalry, crime, police detective, graphic violence, urban, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, deadly, heist, on the run, law enforcement, danger, criminal heroes, kidnapping, hitman, tough heroes, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, chase, hostage, police, tough law enforcer, on the run, police investigation, siege, law enforcement, master criminal, hostages, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 580K
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, crimes, thief, group of criminals, crime, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Zero Hour (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Zero Hour tells the story of the La Parca (Zapata 666), a fearsome assassin who is forced to kidnap a private clinic to save the love of his life, Ladydi (Amanda Key). They soonreached the police and a media circus with them, ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: hostage, hospital, gang, crimes, danger, confined, childbirth, doctors and patients, negotiation, media circus, pregnant woman, poverty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.4
 223
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 898
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gang, dishonesty, disorder, fall in love, rivalry, partners, police corruption, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, gang, track down, heist, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, working undercover, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Shot in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: airport, kidnapping, bank robbery, criminal heroes, gang, parents and children, confined, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, england, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Johnny One Hundred Pesos (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on real events, 17-year-old Johnny García becomes involved with four older thugs who are planning to rob a money-laundering business masquerading as a video store. As they try to escape, a swarm of exploitative media attention awaits.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, politics, gang, hostage, crime gone awry, confined, gangsters, crime, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s
Place: chile, cuba, latin america, santiago chile, santiago de chile ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 754
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 3K
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, crime gone awry, gangsters, gang, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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American Heist (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers, both with troubled paths, find themselves in the middle of one last bank job.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, sibling relationship, crime gone awry, going straight, haunted by the past, disorder, crime, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It is 1985, and a small, tranquil Florida town is being rocked by a wave of vicious serial murders and bank robberies. Particularly sickening to the authorities is the gratuitous use of violence by two “Rambo” like killers who dress themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: law enforcement, crime, investigation, chases and races, police investigation, rivalry, on the run, chase, crime gone awry, fighting crime, bank, heist ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1986
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 16K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, blind ambition, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 355K
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, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, gang, perfect crime, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, car chase, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Panthers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The six-part series opens with a daring diamond heist before quickly delving into the dark heart of Europe where a shadowy alliance of gangsters and 'banksters' now rules. Naomi is the British loss adjustor charged with recovering the ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, heist, crimes, law enforcement, track down, gangsters, police investigation, thief, insurance investigator, french police, diamond theft, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, master criminal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, violence, criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, undercover, fighting crime, crimes, crime, heist, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 796
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, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 252
13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, disorder, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia, trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%