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, cynical, suspenseful, nostalgic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, kidnapping, restaurant, bank, gangsters, crimes, gang, hostages, hostage, confined, drug dealing, clergy, crime, against the odds, adventurer, dishonesty, redemption, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, rescue, crime gone awry, woman in danger, going straight, criminal's revenge ...
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 crime, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, rivalry and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Action Man: The Strangers in 7A (1972), The Silent Partner (1978), The Upper Hand (1966), The Code (2002), The Real McCoy (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: crime gone awry, gangsters, hostages, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, hostage, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
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95%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, bank teller, shopping mall, bank robbery, christmas, crimes, master criminal, gang, hostages, gangsters, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 434
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hidden identity, crimes, chases and races, government agency, heroes, criminal heroes, unemployment, disorder, danger, gangsters, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: cuba, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 995
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, going straight, gang, crime, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, teens, chick flick
Plot: betrayal, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 553
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: rough, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, chase, crime, gang, heist, police investigation, robbery ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ 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: suspenseful, witty, atmospheric, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, one last job, crime gone awry, heist, storage unit, thief, forgery, confined, aging, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, southern france, south of france, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 82 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, graphic violence, police detective, loss of partner, armored car, tough heroes, urban, cons and scams, vengeance, crime, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: heist, robbery, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, going straight, false arrest, family relations, siblings relations, crime, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 12K
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, crime gone awry, vengeance, mental illness, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, psychological, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: clever, stylized, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abduction, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, confined, cons and scams, failed attempt, disorder, graphic violence, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, heist, bank, storage unit, unlikely criminals, master criminal, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, hostages ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mistaken identity, police, bar, gun, crime, crimes, heist, crime gone awry, police investigation, chase, siege ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 916
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, rivalry, crime, warden, coldhearted, parole officer, crime and punishment, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, crimes, crime gone awry, politics, gang, prison, criminal heroes, love affair, gambling, heist, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, life is a bitch, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, law enforcement, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crime, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, escapades, arms dealer, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, heist, brother brother relationship, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, heist, one last job, gangsters, toy airplane, airplane, jewel theft, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: rome italy, venice, italy, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 844
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, heist, frame up, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, bank, murder, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, bank, chases and races, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, shop owner, master criminal, bank robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 499
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mystery, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Shot in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: airport, kidnapping, bank robbery, gang, criminal heroes, parents and children, crimes, amateur detective, law enforcement, rivalry, confined, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, starting over, gang, hopes, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, southern france, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, crime gone awry, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, profanity, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%