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Thieves Like Us (1974)
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Thieves Like Us (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes refuge with the daughter of the gas station attendant, Keechie. They become romantically involved but their relationship is strained by Bowie's refusal to turn his back on crime. The film is based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson. The novel is also the source material for the 1949 film They Live by Night, directed by Nicholas Ray.
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, murder, bank, bank robbery, prison, crimes, heist, romance, prison life, crime, love and romance, journalism, fall in love, fugitives, human nature, chases and races, introspection, criminal heroes, americana, chain gang, dog, thief, on the road, forest, hotel ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa

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Most similar movies to Thieves Like Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and gloomy films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, on the run, love and romance, romance and criminal heroes mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Thieves Like Us: F.T.W. (1994), Kansas (1988), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Guncrazy (1992), Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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F.T.W. (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man and a woman running from their pasts are trapped on a collision course with the future. Frank T. Wells, a newly-released ex-con looking for a few acres of freedom on the rodeo circuit. Scarlett Stuart, a wild beautiful woman on the run from a ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, bank, on the run, crime, couples, on the road, fall in love, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, prison, going straight, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montana
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Kansas (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A drifter becomes both a bank robber and a hero in this crime thriller. Andrew McCarthy stars as Wade Corey, who hitches a ride on a freight train already occupied by Doyle Kennedy (Matt Dillon), a charming ex-con who convinces Wade to accompany him ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, bank, heist, master criminal, chases and races, rescue, crimes, unlikely criminals, fugitives, gang, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, on the road, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 70s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, arkansas, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
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Guncrazy (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: California teen Anita Minteer struggles in the face of an absentee mother, her mom's abusive boyfriend, Rooney, and a lack of respect from her classmates. This all changes when a pen-pal school project connects her with convict Howard. Anita ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, on the run, lovers on the run, gun, prison, sexual abuse, parole officer, love affair, teenage life, prison life, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with WD Jones, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: criminal heroes, partners, heist, on the run, love and romance, chase, crime, deadly, crimes, violence spree, murderous pair, criminal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, texas
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Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: warden, parole officer, prison, friendship, murder, heist, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills
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54%
Earthly Possessions (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bored wife, who is planning to run away from her minister husband, is taken hostage in a bank robbery. However, she sees the thrill in being involved in the chase and becomes an accomplice to helping the younger robber escape his pursuers. As ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, suspense, captivating, talky ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hostage, bank, on the road, escape, pregnancy, heist, love and romance, opposites attract, money, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, couples, love affair, student life, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, crime, college, neo noir, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, emotional, realistic
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, on the run, criminal's revenge, crimes, romance, youth, love and romance, crime gone awry, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who the Hell's Bonnie and Clyde? (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film tells the true story of a young couple 'The Hungarian Bonnie & Clyde'.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the run, bank robbery, chases and races, crimes, romance, runaway, crime, car chase, weapons, female director, tattoo, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, society, hopes, parents and children, human nature, prisoner, ex convict, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maria's Lovers (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ivan Bibic returns to his Pittsburgh PA suburb after surviving a Japanse POW camp, causing regular nightmares. All the time he remained faithfully devoted to his childhood love, fellow ethnic Yugoslavian virgin Maria Bosic. She dates him again, thus ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: romance, soldier, couples, human nature, love affair, fall in love, small town, homecoming, infidelity, marital problem, husband wife relationship, wedding ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Atlantic City (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Lou, a small time gangster who thinks he used to be something big, meets and falls for a sexy casino employee named Sally. She needs his help realizing her dream of going to Monte Carlo, a symbol of the glamorous life that she has been looking for ...
Style: realistic, touching, clever, sentimental, tense ...
Plot: casino, gangsters, murder, neo noir, poker game, cocaine, older man younger woman relationship, bandit, redemption, bittersweet, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic city, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, las vegas, california
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44%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy, french noir
Plot: reunion, murder, private detective, femme fatale, on the run, island, plantation, mail order bride, marriage, couples, passenger, neo noir ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, lyon, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Lady in Red (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1930's gangster era film about Dillinger and his last girl. Written by John Sayles.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, farm, on the run, crimes, crime, dishonesty, rise and fall, gang, prostitute, chases and races, heist, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hard Choices (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, murder, kids in trouble, countryside, heist, store, siblings relations, fall in love, death row, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young country-star wannabe takes off from her carhop career to join with a young, modern Billy the Kid wannabe for an adventure in theft, murder and mayhem.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), on the run, sheriff, robbery, runaway, graphic violence, on the road, chaos and mayhem, unfulfilled love, heist, chaos ...
Time: 70s
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42%
My Brother's Gun (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager finds a gun loaded with three bullets and shoots at the guard of a supermarket when he discovers it stealing a comic. In his escape along the road he meets a girl who has tried to commit suicide without success and both decide to take a ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, murder, on the run, youth, criminal heroes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, strong violent content, on the road, lovers on the run, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
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41%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: diner, murder, suburbs, on the road, on the run, gangsters, kids in trouble, family problems, family relations, vengeance, teenage life, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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40%
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Native Son (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
Style: biting, suspense, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, interracial relations, paranoia, chauffeur, society, social differences, fugitives, life is a bitch, injustice, power relations, social misfits, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brazilian Western (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato Russo, a famous Brazilian singer and composer who in the style of Bob Dylan knew how to delight crowds by telling stories and singing with his lyrics. Focusing on the love story of outlaw João do Santo ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, emotional, serious
Plot: drug dealing, love and romance, love affair, fall in love, romance, crime, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, brazilian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, criminal heroes, heist, gang, crimes, murderous pair, chase, fugitives, love and romance, on the road, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Proposition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: sincere, emotional, melancholic, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: infertility, love triangle, romance, human nature, dangerous attraction, family problems, fall in love, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, surrogate father, adultery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, europe, england, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
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Love Child (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the prison she will be pregnant by a jailer and ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: pregnancy, prison, strip search, heist, custody, redemption, love affair, criminal heroes, crimes, babies and infants, gays and lesbians, single parent ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, bank robbery, mafia, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, couples, woman in danger, danger, fugitives, crimes, isolation, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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Row Your Boat (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jon Bon Jovi plays Jamey Meadows, a man newly released from prison who has found himself homeless on the crazy streets of New York City. Slowly, he must try to build his life up from the gutter. Resisting constant offers from his brother, played by ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: redemption, romance, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, fall in love, prison, homeless, male female relationship, gangster, brother brother relationship, criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, breakup, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couple relations, criminal heroes, single parent, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%