Movies like Public Enemies 1996

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Public Enemies (1996)
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Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: gangsters, heist, crimes, missing person, dishonesty, criminal, special agents, law enforcement, confined, criminal heroes, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, violence, murder, bank, kidnapping, betrayal, family life, strong female presence, bank robbery, junkie, female nudity, fbi, blonde, tough guy ...
Time: 1930s, 30s

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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, gangsters, dishonesty, murder, criminal heroes, female nudity and betrayal mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Public Enemies: The Bank Job (2008), Below Utopia (1997), Dillinger and Capone (1995), The Thief & the Stripper (2000), Ready 2 Die (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, talky, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, blackmail, crimes, political corruption, organized crime, murder, chase, crime gone awry, storage unit, espionage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, united kingdom, new jersey, boston ...
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Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, home invasion, crimes, crime gone awry, family gatherings, heist, confined, gunfight, sex scene, sensuality, mansion, making love ...
Time: 90s
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100%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, heist, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), corvette
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, escaped prisoner, betrayal, empire, righting the wronged, escape, armored truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: neo noir, buddy movie, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, private investigator, buddy cop, rescue, investigation, murder, kidnapping, disorder, partners against crime, mystery, on the run, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
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53%
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By the Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rising Boston gangster (Ben Barnes) endangers those around him when he starts to make moves without the knowledge of his boss (Harvey Keitel).
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, crimes, gang, criminal heroes, revenge, double life, crime boss, kidnapping, violence, murder, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, dramatic, entertaining, splatter, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, crimes, violence, betrayal, death, corruption, gunfight, african american, great depression, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, california, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
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 4.3
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, murder, criminal underworld, prison, criminal, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, released from prison, police detective, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, los angeles, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, family relations, strong violent content, parents and children, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, violence, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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 ⇓
48%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, confined, gangsters, betrayal, tough heroes, crumbling marriage, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, prisoner, criminal, disorder, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 468
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: lovers on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, going straight, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, love and romance, hopes, crimes, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 7K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, talky, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostage, robbery, police detective, crimes, femme fatale, heist, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, bank robbery, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, crime boss, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, suspect, snow, criminal, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, bank, murder, criminal gang, bank robbery, empire, jewelry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
36%
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: intense, suspense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, vengeance, crimes, betrayal, gangsters, robbery, rehabilitation, operation, heist, girlfriend ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, new jersey, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 8K
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 ...
Style: psychological, intense, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, gangsters, drug addiction, murder, betrayal, haunted by the past, undercover, heist, mind game, dishonesty, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.4
 123K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, drug lord, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, robbery, lone hero, heist, rivalry, betrayal, ship captain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 492
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bonded by Blood (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted to death by a shot gun whilst waiting in a Range Rover in Rettendon, Essex. The film charts their rise to become the most prolific dealers and feared ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, gang, rise and fall, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
 5.5
 869
Men of Respect (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In this modern day version of Shakespeare's Macbeth, a hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, crimes, hitman, dishonesty, rivalry, ambition, murder, tough heroes, betrayal, fortune teller, mafia ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 12K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, kidnapping, sex maniac, murder, race against time, obsession, law enforcement, special agents, track down, crimes, diner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%