Movies like Payback

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Payback (1999)
 7.1
 124K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, clever, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, entertaining, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, neo noir, vengeance, betrayal, money, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, criminal heroes, revenge, organized crime, chases and races, violence, deadly, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, revenge, brutality, crimes, crime, violence and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Payback: Payback: Straight Up (2006), Get the Gringo (2012), Get Carter (2000), Point Blank (1967), Parker (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, betrayal, prostitute, vengeance, robbery, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, money, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.0
 97K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, prison escape, vacation, crime, thief, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, corruption, criminal heroes, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 31K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ritual, hitman, murder, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, neo-noir, left to die, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.2
 104K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, crimes, robbery, jewel robbery, betrayal, fight scenes, cons and scams, car chase, blood, money, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, kentucky, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 21K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, neo noir, betrayal, thief, convict, safe, crime, vengeance, safecracker, one last job, urban, idealist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, crime, bodyguard, gangsters, tough heroes, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, violence, brutality, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 111K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal, danger, smuggling, crime, gunfight, betrayal, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, crime, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, vengeance, crime, gangsters, reluctant partners, undercover cop, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, betrayal, prohibition, gang, small town, whiskey, tommy gun, gang war, rivalry, deadly, gangsters, duel ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 93K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, tough heroes, ex convict, crime, policewoman, corruption, prisoner, law enforcement, revenge, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, gunslinger, surrogate mother, sperm bank, hotel, criminal, mexican standoff, drifter, money, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: suspense, cynical, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crime, partners against crime, urban ghetto, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, urban, society, fighting crime, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, corruption, fighting crime, urban, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 28K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, gang, drug dealer, drug dealing, chase, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, undercover, drug lord, megalomaniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 94K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, police investigation, gunfight, mafia, crime, mob boss, racism, gory, police corruption, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, faked death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, murder, escape, investigation, crime, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.3
 422K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, murder, violence spree, widower, dark hero, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, retired, escape, brother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 151K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug dealing, violence, murder, hitman, drug lord, neo noir, betrayal, organized crime, cafe, crime, rooftop ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 61K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, revenge, crime lord, crime, mysterious woman, blackmail, gangsters, danger, right hand man, mob boss, enemy, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, hostages, crimes, robbery, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, cocaine, organized crime, crime, fighting crime, revenge, tough heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, gory, gang, lone wolves, drug dealing, crime, fighting crime, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, revenge, prostitution, vigilantism, police investigation, ex soldier, rape, torture, gore, chase, gang ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, crime, haunted by the past, gangsters, parents and children, father son relationship, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, crime, investigation, mafia, serial killer, revenge, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, robbery, crime gone awry, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 8K
Coffy (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After her younger sister gets involved in drugs and is severely injured by contaminated heroin, a nurse sets out on a mission of vengeance and vigilante justice, killing drug dealers, pimps, and mobsters who cross her path.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, police corruption, gangsters, prostitute, social decay, crime, pimp, cocaine, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, afro ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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