Movies like The Runner 1999

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The Runner (1999)
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The Runner (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: pregnancy, gambling, survival, gangsters, crimes, crime, love and romance, addiction, bookies, dishonesty, dog, casino, lust, foot fetish, pantyhose, stockings, female stockinged legs, nylons, flatulence
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Runner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, gangsters, gambling, murder and betrayal mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Runner: The Gambler (2014), Frame by Frame (1996), Heat (1986), Fatal Desire (2006), One Eyed King (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
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Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, law enforcement, partners, deadly, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, pregnancy, gambling ...
Time: 90s
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Heat (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, crime, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, tough heroes, revenge, rape, male bonding, gambler ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Fatal Desire (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, gangsters, pregnancy, love and romance, computers and web, crime, crimes, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, teenage life, child, casino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, pittsburgh
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55%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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52%
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Sugar Hill (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, the Mafia steps in when a drug dealer quits his partner brother to lead a straight life with his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, gang, going straight, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, urban ghetto, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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47%
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Luckytown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: poker, gangsters, criminal heroes, vengeance, gambling, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Miami Hustle (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Marsha, a con artist with a conscience, has agreed to take on an unusual scheme in order to pay off a debt to a lawyer who helped out her brother. An elderly millionaire is about to die, and the entire fortune has been willed to a stripper named ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, cons and scams, gambling, crime, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), lawyer, impersonation, strip club ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: miami
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44%
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Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crimes, writer's life, crime, gangsters, dishonesty, love and romance, journalism, unlikely criminals, love triangle, neo-noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, confined, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, betrayal, danger, gangsters, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
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Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, redemption, murder, witness protection, violence, crime, graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Baby Is Missing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenna Davis, a single working mother, wakes up at home to discover she's delivered a stillborn baby girl. Is the child a victim of a cunning prenatal nurse who no one remembers seeing or is she the victim of her mother's own fractured ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, crimes, race against time, pregnancy, baby, protagonist as suspect, drugged, baby girl
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, nightshift, nightlife, pregnancy, murder, drug dealing, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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41%
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The Last Word (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A journalist with solid mob connections falls for a stripper with a dark past.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: stripper, prostitute, journalism, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, introspection, couples, bar ...
Time: 90s
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crimes, crime, hopes, gangsters, loan, beating ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
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38%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, strip club, bandit, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
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37%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, crime, sex, gangster, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
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36%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
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The Pass (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem which has led to his wife leaving him, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gambling, hitchhiking, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, police corruption, addiction, down on your luck, highway ...
Time: 90s
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33%
Shooting Gallery (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, neo noir
Plot: billiards, police corruption, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, corrupt police, gambling, figment, kids in trouble, street kid ...
Time: contemporary
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Shiner (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: ambition, gang, athlete's life, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, crime, down on your luck, boxing, promoter ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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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: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, money, gambling addiction, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, banker, cheating, gambler, casino, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
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Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, bespectacled male, kidnapping, chase, photograph, police corruption, murder, man with glasses, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 2K
Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After finding a wallet in the street tepper calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, gambling, cons and scams, crimes, human, lottery ticket, hit over the head with a bottle, wedding ring, cheating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 1K
Pressed (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brian, (Luke Goss, DEATH RACE 2, HELLBOY II) is desperately trying to seek a "quick fix" business deal that will put him back on top financially after being let go from his executive position at one of the top investment firms. Brian ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: disorder, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, drug dealing, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
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House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crime, crimes, betrayal, cons and scams, cards, mind game, love affair, dishonesty, mastermind ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, ambition, unfulfillment, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%