Movies like Action Man

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Action Man (1967)
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Action Man (1967)
Original name: Le soleil des voyous
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical, nostalgic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, kidnapping, restaurant, bank, gangsters, gang, hostage, crimes, rescue, adventurer, rivalry, drug dealing, redemption, confined, clergy, disorder, crime gone awry, woman in danger, against the odds, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france

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Most similar movies to Action Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, rivalry, crime gone awry and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Action Man: The Upper Hand (1966), The Strangers in 7A (1972), The Code (2002), Money Movers (1978), The Real McCoy (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unemployment, disorder, law enforcement, heroes, rivalry, government agency, special agents, gangsters, dishonesty, gang, hidden identity, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: cuba, europe, paris france
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95%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: hostage, disorder, stalking, confined, dishonesty, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, heist, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 1K
The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, drug dealing, prison, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 777
Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, heist, bank, storage unit, disorder, crime gone awry, adventure, law enforcement, master criminal, chase, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, bank, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.0
 840
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Any Number Can Win (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Charles, a sixty-something career criminal, fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cell mate, Francis, to assist him in pulling off one final score, a carefully planned ...
Style: tense, cynical, serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, one last job, heist, crime gone awry, storage unit, thief, tough heroes, disorder, cons and scams, resort, aging, gangsters ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, cote d'azur, cannes, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 662
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, gang, chase, heist, police, robbery, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, police detective, tough heroes, loss of partner, armored car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 13K
All the Best (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After his hatred of dishonesty costs him his job, an embittered man goes over to the dark side and plots to rob the bank he once managed.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, vengeance, criminal heroes, mental illness, on the run, rivalry, dishonesty, revenge, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gangsters, stock broker, gambling, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, airport, bank, heist, crimes, isolation, gang, cons and scams, rivalry, chase, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, heist, gang, politics, crime gone awry, crimes, prison, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, warden, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, coldhearted ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, bank robbery, shopping mall, bank teller, christmas, hostage, disorder, master criminal, unlikely criminals, gangsters, criminal's revenge, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
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The Crook (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A thief known as Simon the Swiss faces up and downs in his criminal profession.
Style: cynical, tense, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abduction, failed attempt, disorder, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, confined, crime gone awry, graphic violence, scam ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 378
Black (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, escapades, crime gone awry, arms dealer, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, black panthers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, drug dealing, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 3K
The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, heist, survival, brother brother relationship, crimes, gays and lesbians, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, escaped prisoner, betrayal, righting the wronged, escape, armored truck, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In July of 1976, the Societé Générale of France was robbed of well over $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, bank, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, caper, master criminal, shop owner, recruiting, master thief ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, new year ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, bank, murder, criminal gang, bank robbery, jewelry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 2K
Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: heist, family relations, robbery, false arrest, siblings relations, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, going straight, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 281
Puzzle (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 580
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mystery, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, heist, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, cons and scams, disorder, friends, police detective, criminal heroes, partners, on the run, misfit partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
42%