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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
 6.7
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The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charlie and his troublesome cousin Paulie decide to steal $150000 in order to back a "sure thing" race horse that Paulie has inside information on. The aftermath of the robbery gets them into serious trouble with the local Mafia boss and the corrupt New York City police department.
Style: intense, humorous, exciting, captivating, light, feel good, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, gangsters, crime, partners, law enforcement, disorder, crime boss, police corruption, mafia, friendship, crime gone awry, danger, crimes, village, pregnancy, village life, human nature, urban, dishonesty, introspection, criminal heroes, city life, coming of age, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, italy, europe, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Pope of Greenwich Village

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and talky films with plots about crimes, crime, crime gone awry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty and vengeance mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Pope of Greenwich Village: Setup (2011), The Immortals (1995), The Opportunists (2000), Year of the Dragon (1985), Plastic (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, disorder, rivalry, reluctant partners, cons and scams, criminal heroes, mind game, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Opportunists (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up ...
Style: realistic, emotional, talky, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, safecracker, crime gone awry, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, unlikely couple, criminal heroes, going straight, unlikely criminals, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, ireland, new york, europe, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, police detective, racism, gangsters, crime, police corruption, lone wolves, violence spree, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 7K
Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, disorder, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 3K
Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crime, crimes, unlikely criminals, heist, hidden identity, goofy hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 5K
The Hot Rock (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crime, museum, perfect crime, dishonesty, buddies, cons and scams, criminal heroes, jewel thief, bank robbery, prison, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 18K
Quick Change (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, absurd, clever ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, bank robbery, friendship, nothing goes right, cons and scams, friends, partners, disorder, buddies, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, 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 ⇓
60%
 5.7
 37K
Money Train (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A vengeful New York transit cop decides to steal a trainload of subway fares; his foster brother, a fellow cop, tries to protect him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train robbery, siblings relations, heist, buddies, criminal heroes, sibling relationship, cons and scams, dishonesty, perfect crime, law enforcement, train, new year's eve ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 323
The Squeeze (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, crimes, crime, golden years, master and servant, criminal heroes, vengeance, betrayal, crime gone awry, intrigue, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 493
Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, twins, crime gone awry, dishonesty, clergy, heist, betrayal, disorder, estrangement, crime, cons and scams, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: realistic, humorous, light, intense, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crime, friends, heist, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, unemployment, friendship, police, chase, runaway ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 7K
Bullet (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough, Jewish ex-con just released from prison crosses a powerful drug dealer and former prison rival in his return to a life of crime.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tragic ending, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, urban ghetto, violence, life philosophy, character study, life, hip hop, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 6K
Super Fly (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealing, gangsters, crime, society, starting over, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, golden years, city life, injustice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.4
 211
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, police corruption, disorder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, robbery, criminal heroes, danger, fall in love, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crimes, church, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organise a daring new heist.
Style: humorous, road movie, light, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, chase, crime, treasure hunt, safecracker, adventure, rivalry, on the road, buddies, partners, escapades, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3.8
 401
Out in Fifty (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A reformed ex-convict enters a love triangle and gets manipulated into being a scapegoat in a murder scheme for revenge.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, revenge, scapegoat, criminal's revenge, manipulations, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, crime, law enforcement, going straight, crime gone awry, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, crimes, murder, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, gangsters, infidelity, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 19K
Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, friends, rivalry, police, gangsters, crime, corruption, partners, nightlife, dishonesty, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, operation, doctor, police, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, seaport, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Madigan's Millions (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, heist, track down, dishonesty, partners, crime gone awry, chase, goofy hero, crime, money, tough heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, murder, gangsters, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime, attempted murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, master criminal, danger, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, hostages, partners, police, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, crime gone awry, rivalry, gang, hitman, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, danger, kids in trouble, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 5K
Crime Spree (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, stylized, witty ...
Plot: crime, gangsters, fbi, heist, gang, partners, comedy of errors, crime gone awry, buddies, fish out of water, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, france, europe, chicago illinois, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 548
Plan B (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A bookkeeper who thinks she killed three mobsters is subsequently promoted by her boss to be a hitman. |
Style: humorous, realistic, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, mistaken identity, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, mafia, accidental killing, mob boss, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: realistic, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: irish, friendship, gangsters, on the road, infidelity, hostage, crime, odd couple, mistaken identity, disorder, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover agent, undercover, crime, working undercover, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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