Movies like The Ruffian

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The Ruffian (1983)
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The Ruffian (1983)
Original name: Le Ruffian
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The adventures of a group of friends who plan to recover crates full of gold from a fall in Canada.
Plot: mountain, truck, hostage situation, racketeer, disabled person, lake, practical joke, waterfall, raft, brawl, canoe, flashback, gold mine, sunken treasure, man in a wheelchair, eiffel tower paris, underwater scene, cocktail, champagne, shot to death, river rapids, seaplane
Time: 80s
Place: canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, police, gangsters, rivalry, police officer and chases and races mostly in Crime, Adventure and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ruffian: Scoumoune (1972), Last Known Address (1970), Money Money Money (1972), The Dictator's Guns (1965), The Last Adventure (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scoumoune (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspense
Plot: minefield, french police, murder, gunfight, corpse, pimp, mob boss, police officer, frame up, gang warfare, extortion, organized crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Last Known Address (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Marceau Léonetti (Lino Ventura), a competent and energetic officer stops by chance the son of an influential lawyer driving under the influence of alcohol. A few months later, the lawyer falsely accuses Léonetti as being violent and incompetent. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police station, police detective, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, city life, violence spree ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: france, paris france
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87%
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: suspense, semi serious, realistic, cynical, biting ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, dishonesty, politics, gangsters, terrorism, confined, rivalry, buddies, crime gone awry, goofy hero, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Dictator's Guns (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Jacques Cournot, a freelance skipper, is hired by Mr Hendrix in Santo Domingo, first of all to advise him regarding the acquisition of a sailing boat. After a thorough inspection of a prospective vessel, the "Dragoon", Cournot reports his ...
Plot: ex husband, police, police officer, sailor, diving, murder, sailboat, wound, captain, arms smuggling, underwater scene, seaplane
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Last Adventure (1967)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two adventurers and best friends, Roland and Manu, are the victims of a practical joke that costs Manu his pilot's license. With seeming contrition, the jokesters tell Roland and Manu about a crashed plane lying on the ocean floor off the coast ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, pilot, adventure, adventurer, ocean, escapades, partners, friends, graphic violence, island, airplane ...
Time: 60s
Place: africa, paris france, france, europe, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: master criminal, gangsters, betrayal, one last job, heist, robbery, prison, lovers on the run, gang, crime gone awry, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Wise Guys (1965)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hector Valentin (Bourvil) returns to France from Canada when he inherits a small sawmill. He has difficulties restarting the run-down operation which has inefficient workers and is hampered by the dirty tactics of its bigger...
Plot: gambler, railway, sawmill, revenge motive, forest, rivalry, brawl, ex convict, convict, revenge, dying young, hostility ...
Time: 60s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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A Fine Pair (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A detective gets involved with the beautiful daughter of an old friend. The daughter turns out to be a jewel thief, who in turn gets the detective involved in a caper in Austria.
Plot: jewel thief, caper, robbery, police, father daughter relationship, police captain, safe, thief, theft, american, sculpture, twenty something ...
Place: austria, new york, lebanon, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Gypsy (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hugo Sennart is a French Gypsy, wanted by the police for theft. The same inspector who's searching for him is also looking for a jewel thief, Yan Kuq, whose wife has died under suspicious circumstance just after a major burglary. The Gypsy ...
Plot: car accident, police officer, dropout, caravan, fishing, gunfight, gypsy, beach, police raid, police chase, eiffel tower paris, hold up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Hostages of Lust (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Greece
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich family find their holiday island home invaded by a pair of criminals who've just escaped from the local jail.
Plot: revenge, island, escape, argument, impotence, disco, ocean, rape, ex husband ex wife relationship, cheating fiance, wealthy family, swashbuckler ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Running From The Guns (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Dave (Jon Blake) and his buddy Peter (Mark Hembrow) are chased by a gang of thugs when they pick up the wrong box from a Melbourne warehouse in this comedy thriller. Instead of toys, the box contains a substantial amount of cash intended to be used ...
Plot: motorcycle cop, truck driver, reporter, gay slur, dancer, police detective, name calling, rescue, hidden money, corrupt businessman, meeting, woman driver ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Birds of Prey (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Vera Cruz, 1938. "Le Rital", a tough French hit man, agrees to serve Mexican revolutionaries who want to replace the current President by Chico, an insecure young bourgeois that they intend to manipulate. The killing of the President is to ...
Plot: monkey, checkers, revolutionary, assassination, hitman, individualism, panther, killer, politics, murder, betrayal, frenchman abroad ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fu Manchu inoculates ten women with poison, to kill ten world leaders.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, espionage, poison, conspiracy, track down, secret agents, crimes, politics, chase, on the run, undercover, master villain ...
Time: 60s
Place: scotland, europe, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Rififi in Tokyo (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Van Hekken, an old gangster, arrives in Tokyo to direct a bank hold-up in order to get a very valuable diamond.
Plot: revenge, jewel thief, jewel theft, heist, murder, planning, heist gone wrong, bank robbery, hi-tech, storage unit, gangsters, killed in a car accident
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Sicilian Clan (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Roger Santet is a convicted murderer sprung from prison by the Sicilian clan headed by the aging Vittorio Manalese. They conspire to steal a large cache of jewels from an exhibit in Rome. As they are preparing for the heist, the mobster's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one last job, heist, gangsters, revenge, sicilian, prison escape, hijacking, airplane, jewel theft, police detective, perfect crime, gem ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Treasure of Jamaica Reef (1974)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An adventure film about the search for a more than 200-year-old treasure on the ocean floor.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: sunken treasure, caribbean sea, shark, scuba diving, treasure hunt, killer shark, shipwreck, murder, bikini, motorboat, man in swimsuit
Place: jamaica, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mountain, adventure, kidnapping, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Joint Brothers (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: le chichon
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, controversial
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, partners, police station, friends, theft, drug dealer, thief, police, drug use, controversy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Giant of the 20th Century (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A yeti gets loose in downtown Toronto.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: yeti, professor, corporation, dog, frozen alive, prehistoric creature, police, monster, loneliness, attempted rape, monster as victim, brother sister relationship ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An international intrigue with terrorists threatening to blow up the presidents of the most powerful countries.
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, parody
Plot: assassination attempt, disorder, power relations, chase, terrorism, goofy hero, adventure, femme fatale, escapades, dangerous attraction, farce, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 281
Cold Front (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, kgb, police officer, politics, law enforcement, espionage, crimes, dishonesty, undercover, mentally unstable, obsessive quest, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
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Lost Seamen (2003)
Genre: Drama, Adventure
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Jean-Claude Izzo, this melancholic movie focuses on three sailors being the last remaining crew members on their ship which is aground in the harbor of Marseille. After the owner has sold the "Aldébaran", only the ...
Plot: male nudity, female nudity, masturbation, tragic event, sailor, abandoned ship, pubic hair, female director
Place: marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Secret of the Sphinx (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Italy, West Germany, Egypt
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shot on location in Egypt, the story unfurls like an Italian Giallo as a group of people meet under strange circumstances, and one by one they are murdered. Gold is missing so you suspect a thief is trying to cover up his crime but that might be too ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: murder, gold, missing person, whodunit, crimes, treasure hunt, suspect
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Day of Thunder (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Day of Thunder is a Hong Kong Crime Drama starring Alex Man.
Plot: helicopter, hostage, ex cop, organized crime, sting operation, arms deal, revenge, triad, birthmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Gordon's War (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier comes home to Harlem after a tour in Vietnam and discovers that his wife had become a heroin addict and died of an overdose. Infuriated, he gathers three of his ex-GI buddies and they lay out plans to fight the drug dealers.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, vigilantism, rivalry, partners against crime, partners, gangsters, rehabilitation, crimes, society, adventure, chase, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
Genre: Adventure, Crime
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This time Fu Manchu and his army of henchmen are kidnaping the daughters of prominent scientists and taking them to his remote island headquarters. Instead of asking for ransom, Fu demands that the fathers help him to build a death ray, which he ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, heroes, master villain, rivalry, confined, leadership, escapades, adventure, master criminal, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Diamond Connection (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, Italy, Turkey
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Crashed and sunken in a murky sea, a passenger plane had a very special package... a briefcase full of diamonds. These illegally acquired and transported missing diamonds become an irresistible challenge to a few interest groups. They will kill, ...
Plot: air disaster, airplane, sea, robbery, helicopter, mountain, truck, passenger, frogman, connection, nightclub, car chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Southern Star (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Comedy adventure based on a Jules Verne novel about the ups and downs of jewel thieves in the wilds of Africa circa 1900. George Segal is the appealing hero-heel and Ursula Andress is visually stunning as the lady in the proceedings. Orson Welles ...
Plot: diamond, geologist, female nudity, money, treasure, nude swimming, skinny dipping, chase, shower, search
Time: 1910s
Place: senegal, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Goat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, funny ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, disappearance, missing person, crimes, adventure, buddies, partners, dishonesty, goofy hero, odd couple, nothing goes right ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 532
The Iron Mask (1962)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The story of the Three Musketeers, D'Artagnan, and the imprisonment in an iron mask of the identical twin of the King of France, Louis XIV.
Plot: musketeer, fight, escape, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother brother relationship, false identity, prison, identical twins, royal family, undressing, spanking
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%