Movies like The Piano Player

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The Piano Player (2002)
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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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, confined, danger, master criminal, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, chase, frame up, manhunt, haunted by the past, law enforcement, deadly, hidden identity, undercover, bodyguard, mission of murder, assassination attempt, death, father daughter relationship, murder, money laundering, village, psychopath ...
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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, crime, murder, law enforcement, rivalry and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Piano Player: Rain Fall (2009), Living & Dying (2007), Catchfire (1990), The Escapist (2002), Betrayal (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
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95%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, deadly, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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82%
 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: mafia, lovers on the run, hitman, fall in love, love affair, woman in danger, chase, hidden identity, rescue, on the run, criminal heroes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, deadly, vengeance, confined, gang, tough heroes, murder, heroes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 18K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, on the run, gangsters, survival, stabbing, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, social decay, hitman, hidden identity, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, assassination attempt, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, going straight, law enforcement, gangsters, on the run, partners, betrayal, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
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64%
 3.6
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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: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, save the day, master criminal, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, crimes, tough law enforcer, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, dark, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, gangsters, fighting crime, murder, dark past, violence, lone wolves, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, hitman, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, on the run, rivalry, introspection, manhunt, chase, gang, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france, asia, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, police investigation, testimony, chase, hitman, district attorney, uncover truth, crimes, witness protection, woman in danger, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
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Soundless (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, criminal's revenge, track down, manhunt, dishonesty, hidden identity, crimes, on the run, danger, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulations, femme fatale, crime gone awry, hidden identity, manipulation, dangerous attraction, mystery, danger, crimes, reunion ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, betrayal, gangsters, criminal's revenge, police investigation, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
La Linea - The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
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Quick (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, female assassin, on the run, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, danger, manhunt, gangsters, femme fatale, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, gangsters, taxi driver, crime gone awry, deadly, investigation, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, psychopath, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: psychological thriller, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, missing person, kidnapping, woman in danger, stripper, deputy sheriff, riddles and clues, mind game, isolation, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, criminal's revenge, rivalry, undercover, tough law enforcer, danger, confined, crimes, special agents, criminal heroes, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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