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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, law enforcement, deadly, murder and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Payback: Ring of Death (2008), Kill Switch (2008), Island of Fire (1990), Blood in the Streets (1973), The Gunman (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, police investigation, track down, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, undercover, tough guy, ex cop, tough law enforcer, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
 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, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, track down, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, undercover, rivalry, law enforcement, master criminal, partners, dishonesty, death row, gangsters, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, chase, kidnapping, danger, murder, blackmail, woman in danger, fugitives, rivalry, rescue, prison life, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 4.5
 399
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, police detective, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, track down, deadly, who done it, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 165
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, serial killer, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.9
 398
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, police investigation, who done it, crimes, reluctant partners, law enforcement, female detective, serial killer, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, vengeance, confined, deadly, criminal heroes, murder, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, police corruption, gang, working undercover, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, hidden identity, danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 844
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rivalry, vengeance, profanity, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, heroes, crime, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 241
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, rivalry, witnessing a crime, blind ambition, law enforcement, dishonesty, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 480
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, law enforcement, master criminal, one man army, hitman, vigilantism, danger, chases and races, fighting crime, undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 643
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, master criminal, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, chases and races, gang, disorder, gangsters, partners against crime, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 14
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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, police corruption, badge, police, corruption
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: death row, stalking, serial killer, murder, prison, false accusation, fugitives, chases and races, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 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, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vengeance, frame up, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, going straight, crimes, false accusation, brutality, life is a bitch, crime, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 736
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, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, police investigation, deadly, track down, rivalry, race against time, danger, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, tough law enforcer, retiring, gang, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, special agents, fighting crime, heroes, partners against crime, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, mystery, special agents, deadly, heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, special agents, crimes, heroes, deadly, partners against crime, chases and races, gangsters, criminal's revenge, secret agents, one man army, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, undercover, martial arts, karate, master criminal, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, mind game, haunted by the past, police investigation, undercover, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, danger, partners, undercover, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, gunfight, revenge, death of son, street, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, gangsters, criminal's revenge, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: scary, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, prison, prison life, law enforcement, psychopath, crimes, confined, deadly, crime, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 3K
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, gunfight, jail, tough heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, murder, brutality ...
Time: 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 382
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, neo noir, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, stalking, police investigation, danger, master criminal, crimes, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, special agents, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, deadly, society, mental institution, confined, courtroom drama, dismemberment ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%