Movies like A Prayer for the Dying

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A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
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A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: on the run, redemption, gangsters, haunted by the past, crimes, clergy, going straight, terrorism, crime boss, anti hero, ex soldier, one last job, anti heroes, bomber, politics, danger, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, ira, sniper, prostitute, ship, terrorist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, ireland, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, violence, gangsters, gun, death and blood mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like A Prayer for the Dying: The Statement (2003), The Long Good Friday (1980), Year of the Dragon (1985), Pistol Whipped (2008), Rain Fall (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, poland
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The Long Good Friday (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, Cockney crime boss Harold Shand, a gangster trying to become a legitimate property mogul, has big plans to get the American Mafia to bankroll his transformation of a derelict area of London into the possible venue for a future ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, cynical, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, ira, danger, car bomb, crimes, crime, crime boss, rivalry, criminal's revenge, violence, power, irish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, gangsters, police detective, racism, crimes, crime, police corruption, violence spree, lone wolves, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gambling, hitman, debt, redemption, introspection, danger, dishonesty, downfall, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
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66%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, rebelliousness, danger, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, crimes, anti heroes, fight, tragic hero, crime boss, unlikely partners, anti hero, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
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65%
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, rivals, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime boss, criminal, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, one last job, mob boss, crimes, crime, going straight, accident, moral dilemma, innocence, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, soldier, security guard, crimes, police, society, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: big ben london, britain, london
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62%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
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61%
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He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, military, soldier, daring rescue, crimes, danger, law enforcement, escapades, confined, hostage, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, husband wife relationship, crimes, crime, danger, life turned upside down, partners in crime, mafia, witness protection, witnessing a crime, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, michigan, toronto ontario canada, canada
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60%
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Johnny Was (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: gangsters, danger, crimes, dishonesty, drug abuse, haunted by the past, rivalry, drug dealing, starting over, criminal heroes, reggae, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, ireland, belfast
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, investigation, murder, undercover, crimes, crime, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
57%
 6.4
 105K
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, twists and turns, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, ira, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, russia, massachusetts, u.s. capitol building, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, hitman, murder, crimes, law enforcer killer, danger, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, danger, undercover, chase, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts, hitman, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, year 2014
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, psychopath, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, utah
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57%
London to Brighton (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, pimp, gangsters, prostitute, chase, murder, life is a bitch, lifestyle, going straight, false accusation, deadly, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, britain, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, gang, danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, gory, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Journal of a Contract Killer (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephanie Komack was a high-class hooker and assassin for the Italian Mob. Now working in London as a waitress, and a single mother to her seven year old daughter, the Mob track Stephanie down and persuade her to do one last job. The hit goes wrong ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: prostitute, kidnapping, hitman, italian mafia, vengeance, rivalry, single parent, deadly, crimes, violence, revenge, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3K
The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, heist, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
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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 ⇓
52%
 7.3
 165K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: twists and turns, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, greed, gangsters, drug lord, drug dealing, organized crime, betrayal, flirting, cocaine, violence, murder, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: london, england, europe, zurich switzerland, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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