Movies like Payback

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Payback (1999)
 7.1
 126K
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: exciting, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, suspense, clever, serious, realistic, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, betrayal, mafia, robbery, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir, disorder, rivalry, chases and races, violence, criminal's revenge, trap, death, criminal, heroin, twists & turns, crime, crime gone awry, debt, s&m ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Payback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, violence, murder, betrayal, vengeance and revenge mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Payback: Payback: Straight Up (2006), City of Industry (1997), RocknRolla (2008), Get the Gringo (2012), Get Carter (2000). 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, robbery, prostitute, betrayal, revenge, tough heroes, theft, destiny, heist, birthday, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, manhunt, gang, rivalry, chases and races, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 222K
RocknRolla (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When a Russian mobster sets up a real estate scam that generates millions of pounds, various members of London's criminal underworld pursue their share of the fortune. Various shady characters, including Mr One-Two, Stella the accountant, and ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, surprise ending, talky, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, corruption, organized crime, crime, crime gone awry, mafia, millionaire, crimes, dishonor among criminals, drugs/alcohol, gang leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 99K
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, confined, gunfight, thief, vacation, corruption, crime, crimes, convict, danger, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 95K
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: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police investigation, track down, pedophile, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crime, racism, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tommy gun, betrayal, small town, mafia, prohibition, duel, rivalry, gang war, whiskey, gang, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 94K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, prisoner, hitman, millionaire, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, assassin, police detective, criminal, crime, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 132K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, twist ending, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fbi, sniper, disguise, mafia, organized crime, gunfight, violence spree, group of criminals, brutality, torture, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 36K
Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, manipulation, heist, prison, gangsters, betrayal, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, hidden identity, one last job, best friends ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 107K
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: heist, crime, robbery, crimes, betrayal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, fight scenes, thief, blood, money, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, kentucky, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 112K
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: drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, smuggling, robbery, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 47K
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, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crime, casino, tough heroes, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, bodyguard, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, undercover, vengeance, gangsters, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, gambling, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, poker, mafia, heist, society, emotionless ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2008
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 197K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, tough law enforcer, gangsters, organized crime, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.5
 49K
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, surprise ending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, fighting the system, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 29K
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: serious, captivating, tense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, hip hop, chase, drug dealing, gang, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 17K
Tracers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Wanted by the mafia, a New York City bike messenger escapes into the world of parkour after meeting a beautiful stranger.
Style: exciting, serious, harsh, romantic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: parkour, chase, gang, heist, crimes, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder, money, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, debt, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, hitman, robbery, hostage, chase, on the run, gangsters, crime, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 43K
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, drug cartel, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 27K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 56K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, gory, crimes, tough law enforcer, danger, dishonesty, deadly, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, hitman, mafia, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, crime, heroes, siblings relations, criminal heroes, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, florida, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 62K
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, blackmail, crime lord, crime, gangsters, mysterious woman, danger, enemy, mob boss, right hand man, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 156K
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: stylized, realistic, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cocaine, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, greed, violence, murder, hitman, attempted murder, neo noir, one last job ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 31K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, violence, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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