Movies like 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, melancholic, cynical, brutal, harsh, sexy ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, rock, tough law enforcer, moral dilemma, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, disorder, cop as target, bookies, loan, murder, safe, abortion clinic, handcuffed to a bed, envelope full of money, lisp ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california

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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 crimes, crime, dishonesty, gangsters, murder, crime gone awry and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), The Gambler (1974), Homicide: The Movie (2000), Even Money (2006), Goodfellas (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: serious, bleak, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, police corruption, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, crime, investigation, killer, betrayal, corruption, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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95%
 7.3
 3K
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, mafia, professor, debt, crime, gangsters, loan, neo noir, human nature, money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
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92%
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, realism, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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87%
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing
Plot: gambling, obsession, addiction, crime, destructive relationship, gambling addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, criminal's revenge, gangsters, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 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, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 373
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, vengeance, infidelity, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, police investigation, addiction, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 34K
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, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, male friendship, cheating, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.9
 77K
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, arson, sheriff, corruption, police, small town, murder, violence, internal affairs, dirty cop, jumping off a bridge, handcuffs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Money Trap (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cop turns to crime to keep his spoiled sexy young wife happy. When the money starts coming in his partner was in on the action.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: neo noir, crime, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, dirty cop, cons and scams, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, addiction, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 22K
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, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, bigotry, homeless man, road rage, district attorney, confession, brutality, crime, police brutality, drugs/alcohol, crimes, lapd ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.1
 464
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: neo noir, crime, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, betrayal, crime gone awry, mystery, mind game, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, serious, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: strip club, hitman, crime, gangsters, murder, crime gone awry, gang, gambling, crimes, addiction, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.5
 486
On the Border (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A dumb as rocks security guard in a Texas border town gets involved in a planned bank heist thanks to the charms of two different femmes fatales.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, love triangle, criminal heroes, femme fatale, gang, crime, betrayal, chase, bank, crime gone awry, dangerous attraction, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: bar, revelation, police corruption, vigilantism, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, district attorney, crime, friendship, testimony, bribery, police detective, drug dealing, fighting the system, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 132K
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: talky, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, neo noir, russian, call girl, russian mafia, loan shark, friendship, mafia, neo-noir, gay slur, judge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 9K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, dutch, blood, gangsters, crime, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.0
 57K
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: suspenseful, clever, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, crime, gangsters, casino, gambler, beating, professor, dishonesty, gun, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Brown's Requiem (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fritz Brown is an ex-LAPD, recovering alcoholic who now splits his time repossessing cars for a used car lot and staffing his one-man private detective agency. When a filthy caddie named Freddy "Fat Dog" Baker wanders into Fritz's ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: neo noir, partners against crime, crime, private detective, police station, police corruption, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: suspense, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, neo noir, crime, drug dealing, police investigation, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, redemption, criminal, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, los angeles, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 2K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, murder, betrayal, crime, espionage, strong sexual content, secret agents, neo noir, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 19K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, jewel, brother, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, heist, snitch, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, fbi, gangsters, arms dealing, down on your luck, life is a bitch, hockey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, police, murder, police protagonist, evil man, crime, prostitute, police corruption, rebellion, gang, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.8
 2K
Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, criminal's revenge, neo noir, crime, gangsters, danger, neo-noir, betrayal, crime gone awry, forgery, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 786
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, jamaican, nightclub, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
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: clever, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, broken finger, room service, phone booth, strangulation, swimming pool, wig, crime, gangsters, gambling, hitman, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 127K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, clever, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, urban, organized crime, crimes, robbery, criminal heroes, hitman, fall in love, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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