Movies like Payback 2007

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Payback
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An escaped convict tracks down the cop who put him away.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal's revenge, fugitives, master criminal, crime, reluctant partners, serial killer, revenge, special agents, tough law enforcer, police investigation, track down, vengeance, murder, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, politics, isolation, confined, partners, long blonde hair ...
Time: contemporary

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 law enforcement, crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly, chases and races and murder mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Payback: Ring of Death (2008), Blood in the Streets (1973), Island of Fire (1990), The Gunman (2004), Zero Tolerance (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 899
Ring of Death
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, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, chase, track down, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   99%
 
Blood in the Streets
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, fugitives, hostages, chase, tough law enforcer, blackmail, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   74%
 
Island of Fire
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, anti heroes, gang, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   87%
 
 4.4
 390
The Gunman
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, realistic, tense, 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 ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   82%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
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: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   79%
 
Cop on a Mission
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: criminal heroes, bank, gang, crime, gangsters, heist, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   72%
 
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Kill Switch
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, special agents, investigation, tough law enforcer, murder, mind game, race against time, psychopath, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   59%
 
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Sin
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, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, kidnapping, mind game, murder, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   73%
 
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, investigation, manhunt, old west, mystery, vengeance, false accusation, frame up, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, martial arts, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, betrayal, master criminal, master warrior, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
A Force of One
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, karate, track down, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
Breaking News
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, media, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, hostages, chase, master criminal, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
Letters from a Killer
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, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, manhunt, false accusation, on the run, murder, courtroom drama, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
The Silent Partner
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, santa claus, bank teller, master criminal, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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Point Blank
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, hostages, one man army, partners against crime, special agents, siege, sniper, dying man, hostage, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
 5.8
 226
Breaking Point
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, witnessing a crime, vengeance, crimes, prison, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, vigilante, mafia, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
Walking Tall: Lone Justice
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, realistic, rough
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: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   52%
 
The Valachi Papers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, anti heroes, fugitives, gangsters, master criminal, special agents, tough law enforcer, murder, witnessing a crime, hitman, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
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 5K
Crime Story
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police investigation, police corruption, kung fu, police, corruption, crime, fight scenes, violent, master criminal, drinking ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Under Lock and Key
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An FBI agent goes undercover in a women's prison to find evidence hidden by a drug dealer's ex-girlfriend. After she is taken off the case, she finds that the drug dealer has kidnapped her daughter. She enlists the help of one of her ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, fugitives, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, kidnapping, drug dealing, missing person, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   41%
 
The Last of the Finest
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, against the rules, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
Choice of Arms
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, chase, master criminal, on the run, drug dealing, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
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 164
The Big Score
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, fighting crime, police investigation, frame up, police corruption, working undercover, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   35%
 
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 482
Twist of Fate
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, reluctant partners, false accusation, murder, tough law enforcer, chase, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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 2K
The Five
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, going straight, murder, track down, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   32%
 
Beyond the Law
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, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, gangsters, crime, master criminal, special agents, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dangerous attraction, police corruption, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
Return of the Street Fighter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, gory, adventure, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
 6.7
 2K
The Mack
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, urban ghetto, starting over, urban, police corruption, criminal heroes, dishonesty, pimp, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 6.5
 373
Cement
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, neo noir, drug dealing, police investigation, police corruption, addiction, drug abuse, vengeance, crimes, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 5.6
 622
1st to Die
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, reluctant partners, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
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