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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, revenge, criminal's revenge, fugitives, crime, master criminal, reluctant partners, serial killer, special agents, tough law enforcer, police investigation, track down, vengeance, murder, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, politics, isolation, confined, partners, love ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Payback: Ring of Death (2008), Island of Fire (1990), The Gunman (2004), Kill Switch (2008), Blood in the Streets (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 903
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, undercover, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, chase, track down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, anti heroes, gang, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.5
 393
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, tough law enforcer, track down, who done it, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.0
 4K
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, special agents, investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, master criminal, crime, tough law enforcer, mind game, race against time, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, blackmail, chase, kidnapping, murder, danger, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, male friendship, assassination, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, on the run, track down, chases and races, crimes, danger, criminal's revenge, gangsters, special agents, survival, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 231
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, vigilante, murder, crime, witnessing a crime, vengeance, crimes, prison, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 12
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police corruption, crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 766
Slaughter (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gangsters, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, track down, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, murder, police investigation, gang, gangsters, crime, master criminal, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: crime, urban, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, murderous pair, vengeance, chases and races, danger, romancing a criminal, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Act of Aggression (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After his wife and daughter are raped and killed by a motorbike gang a man sets out to take revenge.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, crimes, crime, gang, track down, vengeance, injustice, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, rebellion, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 459
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal's revenge, crime, crime gone awry, hoodlum, bank, going straight, desert, vengeance, cons and scams, heist, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, criminal heroes, bank, gang, crime, gangsters, heist, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, criminal heroes, prison, fugitives, vengeance, violence spree, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 161
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, bank, gory, serial killer, mind game, crime, dangerous attraction, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.7
 2K
Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, prohibition, revenge, tough heroes, gangsters, crimes, murder, police investigation, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, investigation, old west, manhunt, mystery, vengeance, false accusation, frame up, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, money, chase, drug dealing, going straight, alcohol abuse, down on your luck, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 627
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, mystery, reluctant partners, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, betrayal, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, undercover, serial killer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, special unit, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 881
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, danger, law enforcement, serial killer, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police shootout, drug dealer, beretta, police investigation, master criminal, illegal drugs, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, against the rules, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 220
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: farm, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, obsessive quest, on the run, sexual abuse, stoners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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