Movies like Hard Eight

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Hard Eight (1996)
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Hard Eight
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, gloomy, serious, enigmatic, talky, realistic, stylized, interesting, rough, intense ...
Plot: gambling, casino, betrayal, crime, redemption, violence, murder, neo noir, drinking, hotel, neo-noir, blackmail, character study, dialogue, loneliness, greed, gunfight, crime gone awry, violent, stylish, mentor, noir, crimes, storytelling, relationships ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, california, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey
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The Godfather: Part II
Crime, Drama
USA
202 min.
 9.0
Casino
Crime, Drama
USA, France
178 min.
 8.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and stylized films with plots about dialogue, crime gone awry, mentor, greed, crime, gangsters and redemption mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Hard Eight: Rounders (1998), Croupier (1998), One False Move (1992), The Drop (2014), The Gambler (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rounders
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, addiction, neo-noir, mafia, destiny, neo noir, mentor, prison, organized crime, greed ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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Croupier
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: clever, atmospheric, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: casino, gambling, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, heist, addiction, violence, writing, drinking, cheating, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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One False Move
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, small town, murder, police investigation, crime gone awry, redemption, heist, investigation, violence, drugs, neo noir, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, louisiana, california ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, witty, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, hitman, gangsters, violence, redemption, mafia, revenge, friendship, gangster, organized crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
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The Drop
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Gambler
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, surprise ending, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Gambler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, gangsters, addiction, crime, casino, gangster, dishonesty, existentialism, dialogue, greed, drinking, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, las vegas, nevada, usa
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Men with Guns
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, violence, farm, mentor, crimes, crime gone awry, greed, rivalry, twists & turns, drinking, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: prison, friendship, crime, drugs, violence, corruption, prison escape, murder, innocence lost, brutality, violent, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california, new jersey, puerto rico ...
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City of Industry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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The Funeral
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, violence, vengeance, murder, gangster, mob, insanity, gratuitous violence, parents and children, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, tense, serious, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, murder, crime gone awry, gambling, gang, character study, existentialism, gangster, loneliness, crimes, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
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Owning Mahowny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, crime, money, addiction, police investigation, hotel, unlikely criminals, greed, character study, depression ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
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System:   55%
    User:   66%
 
Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
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System:   54%
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Atlantic City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a small time gangster who thinks he used to be something big, meets and falls for a sexy casino employee named Sally. She needs his help realizing her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that she has been looking for ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: casino, redemption, crime, gangsters, murder, drugs, gangster, neo noir, follow your dream, gambling, character study, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new jersey, las vegas, california, atlantic city new jersey
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True Believer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eddie Dodd is a burnt out former civil rights lawyer who now specializes in defending drug dealers. Roger Baron, newly graduated from law school, has followed Eddie's great cases and now wants to learn at his feet. With Roger's idealistic ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: crime, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, corruption, prison, neo noir, legal action, murder, murder mystery, mentor, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, california, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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System:   53%
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Blood and Wine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: clever, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, robbery, neo-noir, murder, dysfunctional family, greed, wine, violence, adultery, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
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At Close Range
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: bleak, tense, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, father son relationship, violence, small town, parents and children, innocence lost, crimes, violent, greed, brutality, organized crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
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Bugsy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, casino, crime, hotel, hollywood, hitman, gangster, mafia, gambling, violence, betrayal, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
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Casino
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: talky, realistic, stylized, clever, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, gangsters, mafia, crime, organized crime, greed, corruption, gangster, brutality, betrayal, gambling, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 

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Time: 90s
Place: texas, wyoming, usa
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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