Movies like Phoenix 1998

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Phoenix (1998)
 6.4
 3K
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, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative, intense, melancholic, twists and turns, complex, cynical ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, neo noir, bookies, crimes, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), rock, partners, graphic violence, moral dilemma, dishonesty, law enforcement, loan, disorder, tough law enforcer, cop as target, profanity, gunfight, murder, con artists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, 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 suspense films with plots about crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, corruption, storytelling and greed mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Phoenix: Killing Them Softly (2012), Cop Land (1997), Rampart (2011), The Gambler (1974), Homicide: The Movie (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, robbery, hitman, neo noir, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, bandit, gangsters, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.9
 85K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, internal affairs, violence, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.8
 23K
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: rough, bleak, psychological, suspense, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, bigotry, crimes, brutality, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, scandal, sister sister relationship, dysfunctional family, family, one night stand ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 4K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crime, crimes, money, hopes, gangsters, loan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace, deadly, partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 5K
Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, vengeance, haunted by the past, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crime, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 41K
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, gloomy, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, gloomy, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, neo noir, bandit, strip club, gangsters, crime gone awry, gambling, murder, crime, crimes, neo-noir, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 49K
U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 10K
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, bandit, blood, crimes, crime, gambling, rich and poor, interracial relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, neo noir, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, couple relations, moral dilemma, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.3
 141K
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: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, neo noir, mafia, judge, cards, addiction, friendship, neo-noir, destructive relationship, ex convict, debt ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 65K
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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, dishonesty, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 412
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: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.7
 1.0M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, fbi, mentor, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: new york, florida, usa, pittsburgh, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 20K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crimes, crime, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, manipulation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, crime, crimes, master criminal, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.2
 567K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, neo noir, gunfight, bank robbery, robbery, thief, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crimes, crime, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 8K
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, blind ambition, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexy, serious, realistic, dark humor, atmospheric ...
Plot: neo noir, police corruption, police, faked death, assassination attempt, femme fatale, crime, crimes, female killer, bribery, mob boss, female assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 86K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, neo-noir, deadly, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, bleak, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, bribery, testimony, police detective, friendship, district attorney, crimes, crime, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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