Movies like Playing God

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Playing God (1997)
 5.6
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Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a "gun-shot doctor" when Raymond's associates cannot risk visiting a hospital, Eugene is lured deep into the criminal world and becomes entangled with his boss's girlfriend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, sexy, entertaining, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, undercover, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crime, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, love triangle, drug dealing, working undercover, betrayal, murder, surgeon, heist, drug abuse, hospital, life is a bitch, addiction, doctors and patients, rivalry, criminal's revenge, down on your luck, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Playing God

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, violence, murder and vengeance mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Playing God: City of Industry (1997), Monument Ave. (1998), Empire (2002), Hell's Kitchen (1998), Q & A (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, crimes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, investigation, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, wall street, drug dealing, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, prison, drug dealing, dishonesty, infidelity, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 5K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crime, fighting the system, tough law enforcer, crime boss, protagonist as suspect, against the rules, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, betrayal, murder, kidnapping, mind game, vengeance, haunted by the past, police investigation, undercover, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.1
 29K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, violence, drug lord, corrupt cop, death of wife, vengeance, crime, double life, working undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 5K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 821
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, frame up, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, heist, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, dishonesty, working undercover, gang, police corruption, police investigation, drug dealing, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.4
 3K
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, crime, uncover truth, black man white woman relationship, femme fatale, undercover, police corruption, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, drug dealing, addiction, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, dishonesty, drug abuse, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
70%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, working undercover, undercover cop, mind game, crime, police, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, operation, police, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new orleans, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, child abuse, violence, police detective, drug dealing, police investigation, working undercover, deadly, life is a bitch, drug overdose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, neo noir, police investigation, deadly, drug trafficking, organized crime, racial slur, gangsters, drug addiction, brutality, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 20K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
 8K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, one against many, undercover, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, beijing china, bangkok thailand, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, organized crime, betrayal, mind game, psychologist, mob boss, mole, crime, double life, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.6
 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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, gangsters, crime, master criminal, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 968
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime, missing person, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, confined, criminal heroes, special agents, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 7.9
 187K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, tragic hero, disco, violence, prison, drug dealing, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
63%
 7.3
 51K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, retired, one last job, crime, murder, crimes, rivalry, manipulations, criminal, money, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 61K
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, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, casino, gangsters, human nature, moral dilemma, race against time, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%