Movies like Phoenix 1998

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Phoenix (1998)
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Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: neo noir, sexy, psychological, twists and turns, noir, brutal, bad ending, bloody, suspense, dark ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, betrayal, police corruption, heist, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime gone awry, murder, gunfight, death of protagonist, safe, shark, catastrophe, mafia, gangsters, serial killer, bank robbery, drugs, money, dark humor, police, investigation, violence, caper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona

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Most similar movies to Phoenix

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and neo noir films with plots about crimes, gangsters, murder, dialogue, greed, corruption and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Croupier (1998), Cop Land (1997), Killing Them Softly (2012), Rampart (2011), The Gambler (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, clever, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crimes, heist, cons and scams, addiction, writer's block, greed, relationships, career change, bet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
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100%
 7.0
 95K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, intense, talky, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, police, nypd, dirty cop, internal affairs, sheriff, organized crime, gangsters, crimes, mafia, police corruption, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, california, texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, hitman, crimes, crime gone awry, mafia, gambling, heist, organized crime, poker, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 24K
Rampart (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, intense, neo noir, thought provoking, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, crimes, brutality, police, police brutality, dysfunctional family, bigotry, family, scandal, dishonesty, sister sister relationship, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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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: suspense, intense, tense, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: addiction, casino, gambling, crimes, gangsters, college, gambling debt, character study, debt, bookies, gambling addiction, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, las vegas, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 50K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, gloomy, clever, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, redemption, prostitute, crimes, secret, father figure, motel, dark past, mentor protege relationship, kindness ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, california, nevada, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, revenge, gang, murder, kidnapping, violence, money, caper, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: neo noir, cerebral, art house, tense, cynical ...
Plot: strip club, gangsters, gambling, nightclub, female nudity, mafia, gambling debt, stripper, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, police, drugs, murder, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, drug overdose, dark humor, police officer, crimes, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, superior officer, hanging ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 6K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, manipulation, cover up, husband wife relationship, law enforcement, vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 12K
Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, dramatic, entertaining, splatter, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crimes, violence, betrayal, death, corruption, gunfight, african american, great depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, california, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 52K
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: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: small town, desert, incest, brutality, on the run, wilderness, betrayal, murder, femme fatale, mechanic, money, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, police investigation, investigation, police, mystery, gangsters, conspiracy, betrayal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 5K
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, cons and scams, destructive relationship, moral dilemma, couple relations, gambling addiction, gangsters, criminal's revenge, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 70K
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, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, gambling debt, gambler, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, character study, police investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, crimes, murder, hitman, vengeance, master criminal, criminal's revenge, rivalry, greed, crime gone awry, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, intense ...
Plot: internal affairs, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, manipulation, corrupt cop, psychopath, vengeance, corruption, police, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 643
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, police investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 643K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gunfight, robbery, crimes, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, thief, loner, gangsters, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: surreal, stylized, harsh, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, drug lord, police corruption, character study, corruption, hallucination, gangsters, crimes, dirty cop, redemption, murder investigation, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 22K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, harsh, intense, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, crimes, corruption, police officer, police, investigation, rookie, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspense, twists and turns, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, murder, crimes, betrayal, corruption, moral dilemma, police officer, organized crime, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, boston, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: suspense, talky, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, friendship, mafia, betrayal, vengeance, greed, murder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 151K
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, suspense, clever, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, addiction, mafia, law student, casino, ambition, con artists, gambling debt, prison, card playing ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, new york, las vegas, texas, atlantic city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, criminal heroes, mentor, friends, cosa nostra, prison, fbi, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1970, year 1955, year 1980 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: neo noir, sexy, atmospheric, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: femme fatale, police corruption, police, crimes, female assassin, female killer, gangsters, love story, secrets, woman on top, female nudity, blonde ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, phoenix arizona, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 43K
Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: neo noir, disturbing, sexy, surreal, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, police, gambling, drugs, drug addiction, addiction, corruption, masturbation, gangsters, crimes, baseball, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, extramarital affair, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, infidelity, hitman, crimes, betrayal, murder mystery, gunfight, visceral ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, bad ending, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police station, drug addiction, prostitute, murder, cop killer, police brutality, hospital, drugs, violence, police protagonist, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: bronx new york city, new york, san francisco, new jersey, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%