Movies like Payback 2007

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Payback (2007)
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Payback (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An escaped convict tracks down the cop who put him away.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, prison, murder, crimes, track down, isolation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, convict, showdown, escaped prisoner, female nudity, serial killer, psychopath, special agents, politics, master criminal, fugitives, vengeance, police investigation, partners, criminal's revenge, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Payback

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, deadly, danger and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Payback: The Ministers (2009), The Gunman (2004), Kill Switch (2008), The Badge (2015), Code 37 (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, murderous pair, strong violent content, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, revenge, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, vigilantism, murder, law enforcement, track down, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, serial killer, mind game, master criminal, race against time, law enforcement, rivalry, track down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 19
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, police, corruption, badge
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, rivalry, strong female presence, assault ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, ghent, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, heroes, chase, murder, kidnapping, assassination, blackmail, psychopath, track down, fugitives, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, paris france, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist, bank, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 820
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, contests and competitions, frame up, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, police investigation, track down, undercover, ex cop, tough guy, tough law enforcer, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prison, prison life, law enforcement, confined, crimes, rivalry, manipulation, woman in danger, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, violence spree, confined, haunted by the past, gang, murder, crimes, tough heroes, criminal heroes, heroes, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, mystery, special agents, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, criminal heroes, fbi agent, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 753
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, family in danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, friendship, confined, gang, crimes, warden, murder, muslim, violence, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, albania, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.0
 233
Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, psychopath, police detective, murder, police investigation, serial killer, crimes, who done it, infidelity, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.8
 2K
Three Walls (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three men are on death row. Jaggu (Jackie Shroff), a lawyer and a poet, is serving a sentence for murdering his wife because she was cheating on him with another man. Nagya (Nagesh Kukunoor), a man angry with the whole world, is arrested for ...
Style: serious, tense, touching, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: confined, prison, introspection, prison life, hopes, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, murder, death row, redemption, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 113
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: working undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, friendship, male female relationship, police, murder, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, frame up, vengeance, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, escape, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, murder, prison, tough heroes, gangsters, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, captivating, sincere
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, missing person, kidnapping, clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, disorder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, gang, vigilantism, small town, vengeance, retiring, law enforcement, starting over, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 174
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, serial killer, mystery, geek, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 500
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, swat team, revenge, death of son, gang war, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, one last job, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%