Movies like Shadowboxer

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Shadowboxer (2005)
 5.5
 6K
Shadowboxer (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant girlfriend. Instead, she delivers her baby and convinces Mikey to help her protect them both. As Rose weakens from cancer, Mikey becomes breadwinner for this unusual family. But tranquility will not last.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, pregnancy, crimes, family relations, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, partners, haunted by the past, dishonesty, introspection, deadly, female killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo noir, strong violent content, redemption, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, assassination, change of heart, unfulfillment, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia

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Most similar movies to Shadowboxer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, murder and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadowboxer: The Last Deadly Mission (2008), Pimp Bullies (2011), Breaking Point (2009), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), La Linea - The Line (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.1
 222
Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, crimes, sex scene, revenge, drugs/alcohol, crime, prostitute, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.8
 640
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, uncover truth, redemption, strong violent content, legal, unlikely partners, legal investigation, partners, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, gangsters, violence spree, tough heroes, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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La Linea - The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, mob boss, gangster, corruption, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gambling, hitman, debt, redemption, introspection, danger, dishonesty, downfall, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: tense, serious, rough, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: parents and children, faked death, hitman, deadly, gangsters, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, gang, starting over, on the run, going straight, law enforcement, deadly, buddies, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Hitmen Diaries: 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, criminal heroes, family relations, strong violent content, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.3
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, gangsters, deadly, criminal heroes, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, unfulfillment, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, rivalry, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, bank teller, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 18K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, on the run, gangsters, survival, stabbing, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 390
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: soldier, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, downfall, homecoming, law enforcement, gangsters, murder, drug dealing, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, danger, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, political corruption, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, hitman, one last chance, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 528
Double Tap (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, profanity, strong violent content, sexual content, fighting crime, fall in love, dishonesty, law enforcement, vigilantism, chases and races, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, interracial relations, murder, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, vengeance, deadly, life is a bitch, gangsters, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, disorder, neo noir, frame up, secret movement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, assassination, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 23K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, danger, parents and children, family problems, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 5K
End Game (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Thomas was the man in charge of protecting the president but, when the time came to fulfill his duties, everything just went wrong. His conscience haunted by a bullet and his devotion to his country stronger than ever, Alex teams with seasoned ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, assassination, secret service, police, journalist, political conspiracy, dishonesty, crimes, political intrigue, haunted by the past, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 1.8
 177
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, crimes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 222
The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heroes, hitman, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, danger, tough guy, gunfight, violence, head bandage, headband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.8
 4K
Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, drug dealing, strong violent content, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gang, racism, police corruption, criminal heroes, starting over, fall in love, dishonesty, crime gone awry, vigilantism, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 51
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%