Movies like The Piano Player

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The Piano Player (2002)
 4.5
 784
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, bodyguard, money laundering, piano, gangsters, crimes, village, psychopath, confined, crime, chase, on the run, track down, frame up, manhunt, danger, haunted by the past, chases and races, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa

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Most similar movies to The Piano Player

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, deadly, chases and races, murder, rivalry and hitman mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Piano Player: Catchfire (1990), Sunset Heat (1992), The Road Killers (1994), Betrayal (2003), Boiling Point (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 3K
Catchfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mafia, hidden identity, rescue, lovers on the run, love affair, fall in love, woman in danger, on the run, chase, criminal heroes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 364
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, bar, beach, motorcycle, betrayal, on the run, false accusation, heist, police investigation, journalism, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, psychopath, woman in danger, gang, missing person, deadly, crime, hostages, danger, family in danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.3
 845
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal's revenge, crime, chase, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, single parent, danger, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 ⇓
76%
Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, track down, betrayal, gang, crime, survival, vengeance, hitman, frame up, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, cambodia, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, rivalry, police officer, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
69%
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The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, chase, cafe, murder, airport, danger, race against time, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.5
 6K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, save the day, daring rescue, police investigation, master criminal, confined, unlikely partners, crime, tough law enforcer, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.7
 2K
The Keeper (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, missing person, police station, hostage, deputy sheriff, stripper, race against time, slasher, captivity, mentally unstable, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Narrow Margin (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, testimony, chase, witness protection, district attorney, hitman, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, manhunt, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 12K
Outlaw (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.4
 470
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, fighting crime, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, track down, crimes, hostages, working undercover, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 482
Double Tap (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, undercover, drug abuse, vigilantism, danger, rivalry, on the run, working undercover, criminal's revenge, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, bank, tough heroes, rivalry, master criminal, deadly, suburbs, disorder, law enforcement, crime gone awry, confined, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 949
Soundless (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, psychological, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, police, falling in love, law enforcement, intrigue, danger, crime, fugitives, chases and races, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, heist, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.4
 101K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, vengeance, hidden identity, danger, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, u.s. capitol building, helsinki finland, virginia, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stolen money, serial killer, psychopath, alcohol abuse, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crime, criminal heroes, down on your luck, gangsters, on the run, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, tough heroes, rivalry, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crimes, fish out of water, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, disorder, culture clash, tough heroes, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 17K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, violence, stabbing, life is a bitch, crime, illegal immigrant, on the run, danger, chases and races, gangsters, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Red Siren (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police station, crimes, tough law enforcer, fugitives, crime, parents and children, anti heroes, gangsters, heroes, redemption, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, asia, france, paris france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 614
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, chase, rivalry, femme fatale, gangsters, chases and races, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 398
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, dealing with death, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, danger, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, partners, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 484
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly, crime gone awry, bank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 342
Ricco (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Fresh out of the joint, young Ricco is eager to get home to see his family. He was cut loose a year early for good behavior, but it certainly wasn't good behavior that got him in the big house in the first place. Two years prior, Ricco took it ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, tough heroes, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, hitman, track down, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%