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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, crime, chases and races, murder, rivalry and hitman mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Piano Player: Sunset Heat (1992), Catchfire (1990), The Road Killers (1994), Betrayal (2003), Boiling Point (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, motorcycle, beach, bar, heist, journalism, betrayal, working undercover, drug dealing, undercover, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, hitman, love affair, lovers on the run, fall in love, woman in danger, chase, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, hidden identity, on the run, rescue, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, psychopath, gang, woman in danger, missing person, hostages, deadly, rescue, danger, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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, deadly, dishonesty, chase, police investigation, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, on the road, kidnapping, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, deadly, crimes, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, assassination, track down, crime, crimes, gang, survival, vengeance, betrayal, gory, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, korea, asia, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, hitman, social decay, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, chase, dishonesty, danger, track down, drug dealing, psychopath, partners, deadly, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, exciting, rough, 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 ⇓
72%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, crimes, chases and races, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, danger, rivalry, police officer, rogue agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, race against time, master criminal, save the day, daring rescue, police investigation, crimes, hostages, danger, one man army, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, hitman, crimes, danger, gangsters, murder, fighting crime, dark past, violence, betrayal, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, hitman, police investigation, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, on the run, tough law enforcer, good versus evil, gang, manhunt, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, asia, lisbon portugal, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, murder, cafe, airport, crime gone awry, mind game, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, leadership, hitman ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, psychopath, kidnapping, hostage, stripper, deputy sheriff, woman in danger, mind game, riddles and clues, who done it, isolation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, gangsters, track down, mentally unstable, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, hitman, master criminal, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, district attorney, hitman, uncover truth, crimes, witness protection, manhunt, legal, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, soldier, betrayal, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 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, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, special agents, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, track down, lone wolves, chases and races, criminal's revenge, confined, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, danger, vigilantism, drug abuse, on the run, dishonesty, deadly, special agents, fall in love, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, danger, bank, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, disorder, rivalry, hitman, violence spree, criminal heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, betrayal, vigilantism, police investigation, criminal's revenge, vengeance, partners, chase, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, serious, twists and turns, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, vengeance, sniper, hidden identity, lone wolves, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, massachusetts, moscow russia, virginia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, tough heroes, heist, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, tough law enforcer, crimes, investigation, hitman, police investigation, danger, crime gone awry, vigilantism, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Tesseract (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, Thailand, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychologist, an Englishman, a bellboy and a wounded female assasin have their fates crossed at a sleazy Bangkok hotel.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, psychologist, assassination attempt, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, crime gone awry, police investigation, criminal's revenge, track down, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ 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: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, vigilantism, danger, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, track down, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, murder, illegal immigrant, on the run, gangsters, survival, stabbing, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, odd couple, cons and scams, on the run, murder, partners, disorder, dishonesty, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%