Movies like The Code 2002

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The Code (2002)
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The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his best friend Yanis, are mobsters and his brother is a small time delinquent. Yanis tries to bring Dris back to his gang, and uses his former lover Nina to seduce him, taking him to expensive places to feel the importance of big money. Dris fights against the temptation, but an event will route him back to Yanis' gang and in a fight between gangs with tragic consequences for the whole community.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, gang, criminal heroes, going straight, criminal's revenge, crimes, betrayal, crime, dishonesty, crime gone awry, prison, drug dealing, crime boss, tough heroes, friendship between men, organized crime, ex convict, male friendship, kidnapping, siblings relations, cons and scams, bank robbery, horse, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Code: Total western (2000), The Crew (2008), Shooters (2002), Ultimate Heist (2009), Setup (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Total western (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a drug deal gone wrong, Bédé goes into hiding in the countryside at a reformative school for criminal youth. His location is found out, and he and the pupils have to protect themselves with whatever means they have.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, gangsters, crime gone awry, isolation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, violence, danger, countryside, farm, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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
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56%
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Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, hopes, starting over, gang, revenge, tough heroes, family relations, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Gang Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge Suttel, with whom he first discovered prison life - for ...
Style: serious, realistic, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, going straight, hopes, crimes, introspection, gangsters, buddies, gang, organized crime, friends, criminal heroes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 2010s
Place: france, europe, lyon
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46%
Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, politics, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, prison, rivalry, love affair, gambling, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
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45%
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Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, debt, police shootout, going straight, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, gang, master criminal, betrayal, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, disorder, haunted by the past, hopes, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Payback: Straight Up (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, prostitute, criminal's revenge, fish out of water, theft, crime gone awry, gangsters, dishonesty, confined, heist, destiny ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
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The Nest (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, heist, gangsters, mafia, vengeance, criminal heroes, master criminal, race against time, police investigation, hostage, swat team, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
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 ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, smuggling, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, life is a bitch, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: restaurant, heist, kidnapping, bank, clergy, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, confined, hostages, adventurer, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime, crimes, escaped convict, betrayal, righting the wronged, escape, armored truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
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37%
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Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, mastermind, cons and scams, gang, jewelry, money, crimes, crime, blackmail, one last job, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 945
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, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, crimes, disorder, fall in love, rivalry, police corruption, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, drug dealing, betrayal, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, violence spree, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 95
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 59
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%