Movies like Playing God

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Playing God (1997)
 5.6
 7K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, twists and turns, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, haunted by the past, undercover, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crimes, crime, 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, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, betrayal, murder, dishonesty and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Playing God: City of Industry (1997), Gloria (1999), Monument Ave. (1998), Kiss of Death (1995), Hell's Kitchen (1998). 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, 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 ⇓
95%
 5.2
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, inhaler, murder, crimes, crime, woman in danger, down on your luck, introspection, gangsters, on the run, orphan, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, drug dealing, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 17K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, murder, crime, crimes, political corruption, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, against the odds, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, murder, friendship, haunted by the past, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gang, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, miami, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: methamphetamine, drug abuse, neo noir, violence, drug lord, death of wife, vengeance, crimes, crime, double life, working undercover, nothing to lose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.3
 6K
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, rough, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police detective, working undercover, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 844
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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.6
 388
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 ⇓
79%
 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, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, crime, fighting the system, tough law enforcer, crime boss, workplace situations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, kidnapping, betrayal, police investigation, mind game, haunted by the past, vengeance, deadly, criminal's revenge, undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, criminal heroes, neo noir, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, femme fatale, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 ⇓
76%
 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, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, male female relationship, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crime, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, femme fatale, police corruption, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 51
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, surprise ending, captivating, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, police, working undercover, undercover cop, neo noir, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
71%
 4.4
 1K
Played (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An examination of the malevolent London underworld with it's despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, criminal underworld, criminal, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, britain, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, girlfriend, police, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.9
 198K
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
70%
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 ⇓
69%
 6.7
 15K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, law enforcement, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 18K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, neo noir, anti hero, anti heroes, left to die, crimes, crime, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
69%
 6.3
 6K
10th & Wolf (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: mafia, undercover, family relations, crimes, haunted by the past, homecoming, gangsters, law enforcement, desert, marines, special agents, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 80s, 90s, year 1984
Place: philadelphia, usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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 ⇓
69%