Movies like Playing God

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Playing God (1997)
 5.6
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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, intense, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, sexy, erotic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, gangsters, drug addiction, betrayal, murder, undercover, haunted by the past, heist, mind game, dishonesty, love triangle, drug dealing, working undercover, drug addict, violence, corruption, catastrophe, hacker, mafia, erotica, revenge, doctors, computer game, gang ...
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 serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, gangsters, betrayal, murder, violence, vengeance and brutality mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Playing God: The Immortals (1995), The Salton Sea (2002), Rapid Fire (1992), Boiling Point (1993), The Departed (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, disorder, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, mind game, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 31K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, vengeance, death of wife, crimes, drug addiction, drug lord, violence, methamphetamine, drugs, gangsters, double life, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 10K
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, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, prison, murder, redemption, undercover, vengeance, crimes, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, master criminal, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, gangsters, heist, revenge, gang, murder, kidnapping, violence, money, caper, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 216K
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: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, nightclub, crimes, tragic hero, drug dealing, drugs, prison, violence, drug lord, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 1K
Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, erotic, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vice squad, prostitution, drug dealer, policewoman, killer, woman with a gun, prostitute, working undercover, police corruption, computers and web, addiction, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, criminal heroes, rise and fall, journalism, vengeance, dishonesty, society, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 8K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, desert, murder, fbi, mistaken identity, investigation, undercover, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, sheriff ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 35K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, revenge, secret service, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, gangsters, hitman, organized crime, loss of friend ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 9K
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: suspense, talky, intense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, organized crime, friendship, mafia, betrayal, vengeance, greed, murder, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, corruption, betrayal, irish mob, violence, love triangle, blackmail, loyalty, crimes, jewish ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: asthma, gangsters, murder, runaway, justice, women, mafia, woman in danger, introspection, down on your luck, crimes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 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: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, vengeance, gangsters, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 8K
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: intense, twists and turns, stylized, suspense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, crimes, violence, vengeance, greed, fantasy world, drug dealing, wall street, criminal heroes, going straight, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.9
 19K
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: neo noir, suspense, surreal, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, prison, organized crime, crimes, betrayal, undercover agent, vengeance, revenge, mafia, violence, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 7K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: twists and turns, entertaining, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, crimes, adaptation, friendship, undercover, mentor, transformation, brutality, betrayal, police detective, chase, gang ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 991
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 6K
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, intense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, murder, investigation, district attorney, crimes, police brutality, lawyer, gangsters, fighting the system, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 455
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: neo noir, erotic, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, journalism, female nudity, beach, hitman, stolen money, drug overdose, frame up, drug abuse, heist, working undercover, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, betrayal, murder, kidnapping, mind game, police investigation, haunted by the past, undercover, life is a bitch, vengeance, false accusation, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 12K
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, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, justice, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, biker gang, special agents, murder, undercover, gang, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, working undercover, police corruption, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, clever, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, manipulation, blackmail, judge, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 63
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, addiction, crimes, law enforcement, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 70K
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, suspense, tense, clever ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, gambling debt, gambler, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, character study, police investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, usa, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
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, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, police, drugs, murder, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, drug overdose, dark humor, police officer, crimes, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%