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

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, deadly, murder and chases and races mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Payback: Kill Switch (2008), Island of Fire (1990), The Gunman (2004), Blood in the Streets (1973), Ring of Death (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, race against time, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, martial arts, vengeance, tough law enforcer, confined, heroes, criminal heroes, working undercover, gangsters, chases and races, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.5
 398
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, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, danger, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, hitman, serial killer, police detective, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, chase, kidnapping, murder, blackmail, crime gone awry, woman in danger, rivalry, confined, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 4.9
 917
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, undercover, working undercover, tough law enforcer, fugitives, contests and competitions, chases and races, crime, heroes, partners, deadly, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police corruption, survival, on the run, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 163
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, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 803
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, tough heroes, deadly, vengeance, track down, gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, crime, obsessive quest, heroes, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.9
 382
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, who done it, reluctant partners, police investigation, law enforcement, female detective, dishonesty, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 233
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, gangsters, prison, rebellion, gang, on the run, vengeance, legal ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, gang, dishonesty, police investigation, working undercover, drug dealing, police corruption, haunted by the past, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.2
 13
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, police corruption, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 470
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vengeance, good versus evil, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, hostages, lone wolves, undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, false accusation, serial killer, stalking, death row, prison life, dishonesty, deadly, manhunt, frame up, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 637
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, partners, murder, terminal illness, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, mystery, crime, cons and scams, rivalry, friendship, partners against crime, life is a bitch, heroes, special agents, tough law enforcer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, deadly, gang, rivalry, rebellion, injustice, life is a bitch, crime, track down, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, serial killer, karate, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, crime, life is a bitch, working undercover, reluctant partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: crime, danger, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, romancing a criminal, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, urban, murderous pair, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, love affair, criminal heroes, love and romance, tough law enforcer, track down, crime, crimes, chases and races, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, vigilantism, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, police investigation, gangsters, jail, gunfight, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, murder, street shootout ...
Time: 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: exciting, cynical, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, chases and races, special agents, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, working undercover, gang, crimes, secret agents, criminal's revenge, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, society, deadly, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, dismemberment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, rivalry, deadly, tough heroes, murder, prison, pregnancy, gang, haunted by the past, babies and infants, fugitives, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, starting over, vengeance, retiring, crimes, tough law enforcer, heroes, heroic mission, partners against crime, special agents, gangsters, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 727
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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, who done it, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, crimes, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 4K
PTU (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, investigation, rivalry, gang, goofy hero, partners against crime, track down, murder, dishonesty, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 960
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chase, vengeance, danger, vigilantism, injustice, serial killer, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%