Movies like Owning Mahowny

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Owning Mahowny (2003)
 7.1
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Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic, interesting, based on true events ...
Plot: gambling, money, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, banker, gambling addiction, gambler, casino, crimes, crime, police investigation, debt, bet, human nature, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, embezzler, secret life, cheating, surveillance, niagara falls, character study, family relations, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey

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Most similar movies to Owning Mahowny

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, greed, betrayal, crime, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Owning Mahowny: 21 (2008), A Simple Plan (1998), The Gambler (1974), Croupier (1998), The Gambler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gambling, casino, prodigy, cheating, professor, talented, friendship, card game, mathematics, manipulations, student, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, boston, massachusetts, harvard university
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100%
 7.5
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A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, betrayal, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 4K
The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 18K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, neo noir, cons and scams, crimes, crime, neo-noir, love and romance, dishonesty, femme fatale, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, family relations, race against time, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, robbery, dysfunctional family, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 42K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, gloomy, tense, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, neo noir, ransom, prostitute, crimes, crime, christmas, betrayal, missing person, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.4
 31K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, boss and employee, psychology, telephone call, female removes her clothes, human nature, dishonesty, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, sexual humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 493
Risk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three people discover jealousy and larceny are a dangerous combination in this tense drama. John (Bryan Brown) is a veteran insurance investigator who succumbs to temptation and veers towards the wrong side of the law. With the help of novice con ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspense
Plot: greed, scam, gambling, seduction, money, insurance, power relations, femme fatale, love triangle, dishonesty, betrayal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 21K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cons and scams, cards, love affair, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 1K
The Runner (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: gambling, pregnancy, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, addiction, survival, crime, bookies, stockings, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 9K
Rogue Trader (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rogue Trader tells the true story of Nick Leeson, an employee of Barings Bank who--after a successful trading run--ends up accumulating $1.4 billion in losses hidden in account #88888.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: stock market, dishonesty, crimes, gambling, corporate crimes, cons and scams, rise and fall, ambition, workplace, blind ambition, criminal heroes, greed ...
Time: future
Place: singapore, asia, europe, england, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, debt, money, crimes, crime, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gambling, loan, actress, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg and becomes a person of interest for a covert government team which tracks the movements of potential terrorists.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, tense, clever, melancholic ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, immigrants, intelligence, muslim, who to trust, surveillance, investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious character, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: germany, hamburg germany, berlin germany, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, gloomy, tense, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, neo noir, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, injustice, death sentence, hanging, abortion, pregnancy, mistaken identity, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949 ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 142K
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: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, neo noir, poker, mafia, judge, cards, addiction, friendship, neo-noir, buddies, destructive relationship, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.1
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Hell (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Paul, an irritable and stressed-out hotel manager, begins to gradually develop paranoid delusions about his wife's infidelity...
Style: psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, family relations, infidelity, adultery, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 2K
Take (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, non-linear, psychological
Plot: child in peril, death row, crimes, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, child abduction, family problems, addiction, clergy, haunted by the past, death in the family, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 36K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: war criminal, nazism, holocaust, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, hidden identity, dishonesty, teenage life, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 26K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, money, bohemian life, elimination, love affair, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 49K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: captivating, tense, based on true events, factual, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, secret agents, snitch, crime, crimes, danger, state affairs, undercover, irish, terrorism, riot police, submachine gun ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: ireland, europe, canada, scotland, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, manipulation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, deadly, losing-it hero, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, mind game, manipulation, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder, small town, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 71K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, danger, disorder, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair, deception, adultery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%