Movies like The Music of Chance

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The Music of Chance (1993)
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The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, millionaire, card game, card playing, gambler, life is a bitch, graphic violence, drifter, lottery, danger, human nature, dishonesty, buddies, countryside, down on your luck, profanity, firefighter, partners, held captive, con men, hitchhiker, poker game, loan, stone, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Music of Chance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, family relations, friends and society mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Music of Chance: All In (2006), Rounders (1998), Ten Benny (1995), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Money Kings (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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All In (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: gambling, poker, medical school, doctor, rivalry, follow your dream, contests and competitions, underdog, ego clash, college, ambition, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, serious, clever, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, cards, card playing, mafia, judge, addiction, neo-noir, life is a bitch, cons and scams, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
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100%
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Ten Benny (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of a young shoe salesman whose overestimation of his own sharpness leads to gambling debts, pissed-off loan sharks, and overall misery.
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: twentysomething life, life is a bitch, working class, best friends, friendship, friends, society, nothing to lose, parents and children, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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57%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, gangsters, friendship, dishonesty, ambition, buddies, partners, dealer, cards, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, mississippi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Money Kings (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, gambling, crime, bookie, bet, loser, down on your luck, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city
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54%
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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49%
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Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: hopes, danger, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, starting over, woman in danger, parents and children, witnessing a crime, new life, abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, dishonesty, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere, contemplative
Plot: espionage, racism, uncover truth, injustice, politics, undercover, betrayal, state affairs, fighting the system, legal, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, asia, vietnam
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43%
The Stick Up Kids (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: People always told Santos he was something special. His Uncle told him to get a skill, so he became a hustler and with his three,they became "The Stick Up Kids" Harlem would never be the same. They thought they had it all... Money, cars, ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, urban ghetto life, friends, criminal's revenge, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, society, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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Riot (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, drug addiction, urban ghetto life, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, profanity, graphic violence, shopping mall, arson, chaos, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The World Made Straight (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, a rebellious young man struggles to escape the violence that would bind him to the past.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: starting over, haunted by the past, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, civil war, friendship, family relations, danger, youth, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
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35%
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Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: offbeat, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, comeback, small town, friendship, hopes, ambition, redemption, athlete and trainer, small town life, obsession, contests and competitions, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Frame of Mind (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: What happens when the truth is not enough? A New Jersey police detective comes across new evidence in the Kennedy assassination
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, political conspiracy, uncover truth, deadly, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, state affairs, kennedy assassination, graphic violence, profanity, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: on the run, orphan, frame up, gambling, countryside, survival, downfall, addiction, unlikely criminals, life is a bitch, society, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After finding a wallet in the street tepper calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, gambling, cons and scams, crimes, human, male protagonist, wedding ring, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lottery ticket ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Choking Man (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in a Queens diner provides the psychological engine that powers this blend of drama and magical realism.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: city life, immigrants, americana, self discovery, friendship, restaurant, workplace romance, family relations, social misfits, workplace, diner, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 111
Mr. Vincent (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tale of obsession and jealousy
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: destructive relationship, down on your luck, couple relations, introspection, dangerous attraction, human nature, musician's life, crumbling marriage, danger, couples, family problems, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.3
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Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: mind bending, tense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, power relations, disorder, haunted by the past, switching roles, cons and scams, mistaken identity, danger, dishonesty, hidden identity, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
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Bitter Harvest (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A farmer's herd sickens and dies, then his family and neighbors fall ill, so he bucks the state agricultural establishment as he pursues the politically-explosive investigation of how his farm, family, and friends came to be poisoned
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: farm, contamination, family life, family in crisis, parents and children, child illness, down on your luck, family relations, family problems, environmentalism, incompetent official, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
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30%
Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, youth, buddies, follow your dream, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
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29%
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A Good Baby (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young loner wandering the back roads of North Carolina comes across an abandoned baby. He immediately starts seeking the baby's parents, but starts developing a bond with the child that explores his own isolated roots.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: missing child, family relations, family problems, crimes, orphan, adoption, missing person, isolation, abandoned baby, custody, countryside, child illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
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In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, dishonesty, murder, suspicion, infidelity, crime, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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A Stranger in the Kingdom (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Vermont town in the 1950's hires a new minister based on his war record and capable presentation, but then are shocked when he shows up and is a black man. Things go completely wrong for ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: false accusation, racism, murder, small town, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, society, social relations, courtroom, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: vermont, usa, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 567
Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man tries running from his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, family problems, uninvited guest, on the run, life is a bitch, fall in love, homecoming, small town, rivalry, sexual harassment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, mojave desert
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28%
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Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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28%
 3.8
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Dirty Dealing (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of sexy casino dealers joins forces to try to save the sick child of one of their coworkers. When their unscrupulous boss (Michael Madsen) refuses to get the insurance company to help and then reneges on a promise to help raise the money, ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, psychological, tense, sexy ...
Plot: heist, casino, gambling, cons and scams, dishonesty, leukemia, caper, single mother, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Waking Madison (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, confined, power relations, doctors and patients, dominatrix, psychiatrist, dishonesty, friendship, family relations, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, danger, smuggling, prison life, survival, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%