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 7.5
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak, psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, manhunt, fugitives, friendship, criminal heroes, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, runaway, prison, parenthood, redemption, life philosophy, chase, vengeance, crime gone awry, police investigation, classic car, on the run, crime, halloween, sexism, police chief ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, violence, crime, dialogue, chase, brutality and storytelling mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Perfect World: The Sugarland Express (1974), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Wild at Heart (1990), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Mr. Brooks (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: road movie, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, police, chase, prison, on the road, convicted felon, hostage, texas ranger, stadium, crime, adoption, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: fugitives, shooting, river, outlaw, police officer, prison escape, crime, love triangle, chase, on the road, crimes, suitcase full of money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 72K
Wild at Heart (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, stylized, sexual, semi serious ...
Plot: sexual perversion, violence, witch, murder, on the road, sex addict, bank robbery, betrayal, hitman, escape, hotel room, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, new orleans, california, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, buddies, alcatraz, island, confined, partners, prison guard, rebellion, mouse, prison warden, nude fight ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.3
 133K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police detective, crimes, crime, police investigation, investigator, killings, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, manhunt, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, on the road, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crime, redemption, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 9K
The Chase (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Most everyone in town thinks that Sheriff Calder is merely a puppet of rich oil-man Val Rogers. When it is learned that local baddie Bubber Reeves has escaped prison, Rogers' son is concerned because he is having an affair with Reeves' ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: small town, infidelity, sheriff, lynch mob, drunkenness, junkyard, alcohol abuse, house party, racism, on the run, chase, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, siege, police, bar, gun, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, rescue, police investigation, ransom, buddies, crime, master criminal, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 93K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crime, friendship, debt, party, crimes, friends, buddies, parents and children, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, psychological, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: haunted by the past, destiny, death, crime, parenthood, loner, father son relationship, bank robbery, corruption, family drama, motorcycle, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, on the road, violence, hostage, robbery, crime gone awry, criminal, maniac, racism, crime, on the run, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, blackmail, chase, kidnapping, murder, danger, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, friendship, male friendship, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: road movie, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, car chase, crime gone awry, crime, cross dressing, safecracker, on the road, treasure hunt, chases and races, adventure, outlaw ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, partners against crime, tough cop, tax evasion, white suit, rooftop chase, baseball bat, crime, accountant ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.8
 237K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, protagonist as suspect, frame up, on the run, fugitives, uncover truth, betrayal, chase, doctor, escape, death sentence, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
 12K
Bad Boys (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a ...
Style: realistic, bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: prison, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, youth, neo noir, crime, rivalry, grudge, uninhibited rivalry, prison life, urban ghetto, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 376K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, childhood, murder, sexual abuse, innocence lost, loss of child, loss of loved one, vigilantism, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 21st century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.7
 45K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, corruption, political corruption, neo noir, white house, secret service agent, rape, assassination, crime, one last job, painting, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, bank, crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, chase, gang, vengeance, hostages, master criminal, prison ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 2K
Hitch Hike (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker whom threatens to kill them unless they take him to a santuary, and in return agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, rape, hostage, hitchhiker, violence, on the run, kidnapping, chase, desert, murder, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bus, prostitute, extradition, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, police corruption, on the road, desert, beating, police car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, fugitives, one man army, chases and races, rivalry, rescue, fbi, danger, truck, hijacking, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 113K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, dark humor, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, rescue, crime, drug dealing, love triangle, violence, friends, friendship, woman in danger, marijuana, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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