Movies like Rounders

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Rounders
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: clever, talky, realistic, psychological, serious, stylized, interesting, rough, entertaining, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, addiction, neo-noir, mafia, destiny, neo noir, mentor, prison, organized crime, greed, cons and scams, casino, gangsters, corruption, dialogue, gangster, unlikely friendships, twists & turns, mob, con artists, cheating, redemption, character study ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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Casino
Crime, Drama
USA, France
178 min.
 8.2
The Godfather: Part II
Crime, Drama
USA
202 min.
 9.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, intense and talky films with plots about mentor, crime, crimes, dialogue, gangsters, corruption and redemption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rounders: Hard Eight (1996), The Gambler (1974), Casino (1995), Knockaround Guys (2001), The Gambler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hard Eight
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, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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The Gambler
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, gangsters, crime, casino, college, gangster, human nature, neo noir, relationships, mob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, harvard university
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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, hitman, gangsters, violence, redemption, mafia, revenge, friendship, gangster, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   87%
 
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Casino
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: talky, realistic, stylized, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gangsters, mafia, crime, organized crime, greed, corruption, gangster, brutality, betrayal, gambling, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
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System:   79%
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Knockaround Guys
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four sons of well-known New York mobsters must retrieve a bag of cash from a small Montana town ruled by a corrupt sheriff.
Style: talky, semi serious, rough, surprise ending, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, money, mafia, mob, gangster, betrayal, small town, gang, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey
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The Gambler
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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, stylized, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, gangsters, addiction, crime, casino, gangster, dishonesty, existentialism, dialogue, greed, drinking, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, las vegas, nevada, usa
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, gambling, crime gone awry, heist, addiction, betrayal, neo noir, murder, tough law enforcer, rock, gangsters ...
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System:   76%
    User:   74%
 
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Country: USA
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Style: tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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    User:   67%
 
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Country: USA
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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
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    User:   70%
 
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25th Hour
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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, psychological ...
Plot: crime, friendship, redemption, betrayal, prison, guilt, freedom, drugs, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, drug dealing, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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System:   73%
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 7.8
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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, crime, coming of age, friendship, mafia, organized crime, mentor, childhood, gangster, father son relationship, interracial romance, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
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System:   71%
    User:   75%
 
One False Move
Genre: Crime, Drama
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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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    User:   83%
 
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 110K
The Score
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    User:   80%
 
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Audience: boys' night
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    User:   58%
 
The Godfather: Part III
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Country: USA
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Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: stylized, bleak, serious, epic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   67%
    User:   57%
 
 7.0
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Boiler Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.
Style: clever, realistic, psychological, serious, cynical ...
Plot: crime, mentor, father son relationship, casino, redemption, rise to the top, drugs/alcohol, greed, corruption, con artists, moral ambiguity, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
True Confessions
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: crime, murder, political corruption, redemption, police corruption, pornography, clergy, murder mystery, desert, corruption, investigation, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   66%
 
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 180K
Carlito's Way
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, organized crime, prison, disco, gangster, prison escape, gunfight, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
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Red Rock West
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of the situation, collects the money and runs. During his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, sexy, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, crime gone awry, small town, neo-noir, mistaken identity, betrayal, money, murder, neo noir, chase, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   71%
 
Family Business
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jessie is an aging career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal ...
Style: serious, realistic, talky, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crime, dysfunctional family, family drama, prison, parents and children, death, jewish, father son relationship, cons and scams, family business, family ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   63%
 
 7.2
 17K
Croupier
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: clever, atmospheric, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: casino, gambling, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, heist, addiction, violence, writing, drinking, cheating, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   61%
 
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Blue Collar
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   54%
 
Little Odessa
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The film follows the personal relationship between a father and his two sons, one of whom is a hit-man for the Russian mafia in Brooklyn.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, crime, hitman, gangsters, immigrants, mafia, violence, assassination, gangster, parents and children, murder, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, tokyo
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System:   60%
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Suicide Kings
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, betrayal, mafia, violence, manipulation, neo noir, murder, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   71%
 
Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
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The Funeral
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, violence, vengeance, murder, gangster, mob, insanity, gratuitous violence, parents and children, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
Ocean's Thirteen
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: clever, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, casino, revenge, vengeance, mentor, surveillance, robbery, buddies, con men, con artists, gambling, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
 7.1
 12K
Owning Mahowny
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, crime, money, addiction, police investigation, hotel, unlikely criminals, greed, character study, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   59%
    User:   53%
 

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Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: serious, talky, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangster, organized crime, violence, chase, hitman, guilt, revenge, mob ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1980
Place: new york, usa, boston, manhattan new york city
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