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Rounders (1998)
 7.3
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Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: talky, serious, clever, realistic, stylized, psychological, rough, interesting, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, neo noir, russian, call girl, russian mafia, loan shark, friendship, mafia, neo-noir, gay slur, judge, addiction, cons and scams, roulette, dishonesty, friends, buddies, destructive relationship, ambition, life is a bitch, loan, cards, debt, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and talky films with plots about gangsters, crimes, gambling, dialogue, crime, mentor and storytelling mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rounders: The Gambler (1974), The Music of Chance (1993), Casino (1995), Even Money (2006), The Gambler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, mafia, professor, debt, crime, gangsters, loan, neo noir, human nature, money ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Music of Chance (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two men face the consequences of gambling after playing with men beyond their league.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: gambling, card game, gambler, millionaire, buddies, countryside, life is a bitch, human nature, down on your luck, danger, dishonesty, lottery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 396K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: clever, rough, captivating, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, drug abuse, crimes, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, greed, overdose ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 4K
Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing
Plot: gambling, obsession, addiction, crime, destructive relationship, gambling addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, criminal's revenge, gangsters, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 6.0
 57K
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: suspenseful, clever, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, crime, gangsters, casino, gambler, beating, professor, dishonesty, gun, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 17K
Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, croupier, writer's block, crime, neo-noir, femme fatale, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.3
 34K
Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, male friendship, cheating, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 11K
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: clever, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, gangsters, heist, crime, buddies, vengeance, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: clever, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, buddies, on the road, gangsters, honesty, rich and poor, cons and scams, ambition, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, mississippi river, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 57K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, casino, ambition, fbi, mind game, crime, betrayal, island, agent, student, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 3K
Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, tough law enforcer, rock, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 12K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, money, surveillance, banker, niagara falls, crime, embezzlement, addiction, unlikely criminals, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.0
 69K
The Hustler (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, suicide, sport, manager, hustler, money, bar, party, alcohol, billiards, anti heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 112K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, friendship, bus driver, gambling, funeral, crime, generation gap, first love, mob boss, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, realistic, semi serious, humorous, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, road trip, poker, friendship, casino, unlikely partners, on the road, debt, blackjack, craps, roulette, gambling debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi river, mississippi, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.3
 209K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, clever, witty, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, bet, mentor, organized crime, alley, sting operation, crime, fbi, buddies, criminal's revenge, horse race ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 208K
21 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. in Boston who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine with the desire to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, prodigy, casino, talented, betrayal, friendship, cheating, manipulations, professor, cons and scams, youth, desire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, massachusetts, harvard university, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.3
 2K
Cockfighter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Warren Oates plays a world-weary gambler trying to make big money cockfighting. Always on the road, he works inside and outside the rules to try to work up to the biggest fight of the year.
Style: serious, offbeat, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, small town, friendship, comeback, contests and competitions, gory, athlete and trainer, chicken, small town life, ambition, hopes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 9K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, dutch, blood, gangsters, crime, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, prison, convict, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 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: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, friendship, gangsters, crime, murder, gang, vengeance, historical figure, blind ambition, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: friendship, buddies, urban, coming of age, crimes, partners, friends, gangsters, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 160K
25th Hour (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The filmed adaptation from David Benioff's novel of the same name. Set in New York, a convicted drug dealer named Monty has one day left of freedom before he is sent to prison. Anger, blame, frustration, betrayal, guilt and loneliness are ...
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: friendship, drug lord, race against time, drug dealing, girlfriend, betrayal, 9/11, stock broker, dream, nightclub, widower, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, gambling, chef, comedy of errors, parents and children, cooking and food, one day, crime, family relations, siblings relations, family business, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: talky, clever, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: friendship, gambling, transvestism, casino, poker, fight, stripper, broken nose, craps, roulette, gambling debt, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.5
 24K
Las Vegas (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Las Vegas is an American television series broadcast by NBC from September 22, 2003 to February 15, 2008. The show focuses on a team of people working at the fictional Montecito Resort & Casino dealing with issues that arise within the working ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, sexy, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gambling, cons and scams, dishonesty, cheating, workplace, buddies, team, boss and employee, parents and children, businessman, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, bodyguard, casino, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
Style: serious, bleak, talky, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, betrayal, on the run, hitman, neo noir, buddies, crime, gangsters, moral dilemma, crimes, friends, best friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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