Movies like Stander

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Stander (2003)
 7.1
 8K
Stander (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, South Africa, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life and career of Andre Stander, a South African police officer turned bank robber.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, harsh, twists and turns, factual, realistic, suspenseful, reflective, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: apartheid, heist, crimes, crime, fighting the system, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rebelliousness, violence spree, dishonesty, anti hero, anti heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), protest, ex cop, bank robber, twists & turns, police corruption, atrocity, heroes, misfit, racism, graphic violence, rebellion, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: south africa, africa, texas, new jersey, ireland

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Most similar movies to Stander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, vengeance and heist mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Stander: Bronson (2008), Son of a Gun (2014), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Charlie (2004), Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 125K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 27K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heist, prison life, robbery, crimes, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, escapades, on the run, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, chase, fugitives, love and romance, murderous pair, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1960s, 60s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, missouri, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 713
Charlie (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Post World War II Britain, chronicles the rise and fall of real life British crime lord Charlie Richardson.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, gang, prison life, prison, racism, heist, tough heroes, rise and fall, fighting the system, rebellion, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, london, europe, england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, escape, robbery, crime, crimes, french, torture, chase, mob boss, notoriety, against the rules, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 463
Sinatra Club (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brutal and celebrated Mafia gangster John Gotti (Danny Nucci) schemes, shoves and murders his way to the top of that world in this gritty biography told from the perspective of Salvatore Polisi (Jason Gedrick), who owns the Sinatra Club, where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, ambition, gang, rise to the top, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang leader, heist, tough guy, organized crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 53K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, bank robbery, police detective, investigation, police investigation, crime, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, hostages, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 120K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, smuggling, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 877
Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: lovers on the run, crime, chases and races, partners, criminal heroes, love and romance, bank, crimes, bank robbery, escapades, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, based on true events, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, hostage, police investigation, criminal heroes, bank, chase, confined, hostages, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, betrayal, police investigation, gang, partners in crime, drug lord, dishonor among criminals, vicious, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 251
Men with Guns (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three losers, Eddie, Lucas and Mamet, are sent to collect some debt at a remote farm. But the thugs there are too hard for them, and they are humiliated. They return for revenge, it gets out of hand, ends with a bloodbath and they are left with a ...
Style: bleak, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, drug dealing, crime, crimes, vengeance, on the run, criminal heroes, stash, sexual abuse, rivalry, law enforcement, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.4
 240
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 173K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, mafia, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1995 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, heist, police corruption, police detective, criminal, crime, crimes, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 284
Inside (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An emotional and thrilling tale of life and death behind the walls of a maximum security prison. From the acclaimed director of 'Bonnie and Clyde', and featuring a powerful international cast.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, talky ...
Plot: disintegration, politics, racism, prison, denial, apartheid, retribution, prisoner, political prisoner, legal, rivalry, tragic hero ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 17K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, crimes, crime, danger, partners in crime, life turned upside down, mafia, husband wife relationship, witnessing a crime, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, st. louis missouri, toronto ontario canada, michigan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 742
Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, social decay, gang, rebellion, danger, working class, deadly, fighting the system, crimes, state affairs, confined, chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 98K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, mafia, police investigation, pedophile, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crimes, crime, racism, ice hockey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 3K
Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, police, gun, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 213
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, crime, deadly, police investigation, partners, life is a bitch, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, chases and races, government agency, fighting the system, on the run, tough heroes, lone hero, secret agent, treason ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, danger, going straight, on the run, dishonesty, heist, criminal heroes, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 105K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, prison, lone hero, prison life, confined, prison gang, thief, prison escape, gang, corruption, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%