Movies like Shadowboxer

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Shadowboxer (2005)
 5.5
 7K
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, neo noir, gloomy
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, pregnancy, crimes, family relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, introspection, partners, haunted by the past, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), female killer, stepmother stepson relationship, older woman younger man sex, sex with stepson, rivalry, sexual content, redemption, strong violent content, assassination, change of heart, unfulfillment, sex with stepmother, female masturbation ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, gangsters, hitman, rivalry, dishonesty and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadowboxer: Double Tap (1997), The Contract (2006), The Immortals (1995), The Assassin Next Door (2009), The Piano Player (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, terrorism, drug abuse, assassination, vigilantism, undercover, rivalry, on the run, sexual content, strong violent content, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.6
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The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, parents and children, family problems, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, mind game, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: russian mafia, chase, hitman, woman in danger, rivalry, on the run, crimes, disobey, friendship, vengeance, prostitute, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, money laundering, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, manhunt, law enforcement, hidden identity, undercover, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over, criminal heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 21K
Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, crimes, life turned upside down, partners in crime, mafia, witnessing a crime, husband wife relationship, police investigation, betrayal, false identity, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada, missouri, michigan, canada, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, rough ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, partners, terminal illness, crimes, save the day, track down, murder, life is a bitch, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, childbirth, swat team, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, violence spree, gunfight, betrayal, bodyguard, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 713
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, legal, legal investigation, partners, unlikely partners, redemption, strong violent content, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.3
 282
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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, crimes, sex scene, revenge, sexual content, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 4K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, drug abuse, gangsters, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, spy, debt, dishonesty, downfall, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, redemption, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 98
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, family relations, strong violent content, parents and children, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, crimes, bank teller, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, hospital, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 21K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 136 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: illegal immigrant, murder, on the run, gangsters, survival, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, bloodbath, chase, taxi driver, wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: murderer, hitman, faked death, gangsters, hidden identity, parents and children, family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, going straight, hitman, graphic violence, small town, gangsters, family relations, siblings relations, hopes, empire, profanity, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 416
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, elderly, aging, one last chance, hitman, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, organized crime, criminal's revenge, criminal, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, drug abuse, hitman, psychopath, car chase, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, political corruption, dishonesty, haunted by the past, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, state affairs, sex, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 285
Crosshairs (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hired to enact revenge on a man who savagely beat a beautiful Russian d├ębutant, Jack Verlaine is pressed between his newly acquired job and a persistent man named, Brill, who offers him a chance to advance higher in his seedy career. But when an ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, hitman, assassin, sex trafficking, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, estrangement, prostitution, cover up, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, rivalry, chase, honest law enforcer, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, prisoner, partners, criminal, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.8
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty, police detective, betrayal, criminal's revenge, assassin, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%