Movies like The Stickup

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The Stickup (2002)
 6.3
 1K
The Stickup (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It's a quiet little town where nothing happens - until the day the bank is hit for half a million dollars of Indian casino money by a thief wearing a clowns mask.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, stylized, humorous, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, on the run, criminal heroes, chase, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, murder, femme fatale, bank robbery, suspicion, crimes, heist, special agents, crime, bank, small town life, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, police, forest, corrupt cop, corruption, mask ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Stickup

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Stickup: Soundless (2004), Steal (2002), High Voltage (1997), Striking Distance (1993), Backflash (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 957
Soundless (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fall in love, criminal's revenge, track down, manhunt, dishonesty, hidden identity, crimes, on the run, danger, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 6K
Steal (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An entrepreneurial criminal, Slim (Dorff) is as smart as they come. Cocky and confident, he assembles a team of risk-taking rush-seekers to pull off a series of five bank heists, each time using a different extreme sport to make the getaway. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, chase, bank, police investigation, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, femme fatale, betrayal, master criminal, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.4
 518
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, danger, tough law enforcer, rescue, car chase, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.4
 643
Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, crime gone awry, cons and scams, odd couple, deadly, on the run, danger, chases and races, kidnapping, rivalry, dishonesty, desert ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, deadly, disorder, kidnapping, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 801
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 ⇓
66%
How to Rob a Bank (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, on the run, crime gone awry, chase, criminal's revenge, betrayal, partners, master criminal, nothing goes right, law enforcement, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.3
 859
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 784
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, crimes, police investigation, undercover, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 2K
The Lookout (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A major police operation to take down a notorious gang of bank robbers goes horribly wrong when a rooftop sniper opens fire, killing several police officers and causing an explosive distraction in which the robbers make their getaway. Commissioner ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, manhunt, police detective, rivalry, track down, heist, deadly, crimes, chase, sniper, escapades, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 1K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, police corruption, murder, deadly, crimes, partners against crime, confined, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, somalia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 579
Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: prison, crime, law enforcement, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, frame up, anti hero, criminal heroes, dishonesty, anti heroes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 3K
Hard Cash (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Released from prison, an infamous thief and his new crew pull of a brilliant robbery but then become embroiled with a corrupt FBI agent when they discover the money is marked.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, police corruption, prison, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, cons and scams, manhunt, danger, betrayal, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 2K
Made Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and a woman are on the run from gangsters whom he has stolen $12.5 million. When the gangsters show up, he takes them supposedly to where the money is hidden but instead leads them into a trap at a backwoods crystal-meth factory. The gangsters ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, chase, criminal heroes, crimes, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, investigation, murder, revenge, psychopath, deadly, crimes, university, heist, police corruption, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crimes, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, corrupt law enforcer, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 2K
St. Ives (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, chase, heroes, murder, elevator shaft, swimming pool, gunfight, investigation, police investigation, heist, frame up, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, informant, police, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, snitch, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Murder of Crows (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a lawyer gets disbared, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, lawyer, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation, writer's life, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, florida, new orleans, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
 4.8
 235
The Hard Truth (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, femme fatale, vengeance, manipulation, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulations, police corruption, redemption, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, surrealism, neo noir, sexual content, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
37%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal, criminal heroes, drug dealing, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 630
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, danger, fall in love, embezzlement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dirty Little Trick (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up a beautiful young hitch-hiker, Michael Anderson finds himself living in his worst possible nightmare.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, non-linear ...
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, frame up, cons and scams, heroes, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, danger, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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