Movies like Tough Luck

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Tough Luck (2003)
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Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, betrayal, frame up, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, law enforcement, femme fatale, dishonesty, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, cons and scams, ex convict, manipulation, on the run, disorder, computers and web, power relations, sex, fight, money, snake, circus ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama

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Most similar movies to Tough Luck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, danger, disorder and cons and scams mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Tough Luck: Love, Cheat & Steal (1993), Marked for Murder (1990), Sexual Predator (2001), Dirty Little Trick (2011), Stealing Candy (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Love, Cheat & Steal (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The beautiful Lauren gets married with an older man. She is unexpectedly confronted with her ex, an escaped criminal.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, femme fatale, revenge, power relations, frame up, crimes, jail, vengeance, couples, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: caribbean
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100%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, agent, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, government conspiracy, drugs, heroin, government, chase ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sexual Predator (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female parole officer unwittingly gets involved with a handsome photographer who might be a serial killer.
Style: erotic, rough, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: lust, femme fatale, policewoman, murder, photographer, dangerous attraction, vengeance, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, seduction, sexual relations, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dirty Little Trick (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up a beautiful young hitch-hiker, Michael Anderson finds himself living in his worst possible nightmare.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: on the run, femme fatale, frame up, heroes, crimes, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to film a sex tape live on the internet for a paying audience.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, femme fatale, confined, criminal's revenge, crimes, hostage, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, computers and web, movie star, actress ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
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In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, witnessing a crime, undercover, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, crime gone awry, introspection, rivalry, stuntman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, starting over, going straight, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, rivalry, hitman, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 85
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cons and scams, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, murder, betrayal, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulation, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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BlackMale (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Plot is actually pretty crafty and full of (surprisingly) unsuspecting twists. The special effects are actually quite realistic which is surprising for such a low budget movie. Bokeeem Woodbine plays his role with a serious emotion that only ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, blackmail, voyeurism, female nudity, sex, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: tense, sexy, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, betrayal, dangerous attraction, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, vengeance, love affair, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, frame up, husband wife relationship, criminal, murder, revenge, ex convict, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, social decay, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, hidden identity, fish out of water, cons and scams, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, hit and run, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, false accusation, heist, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Accidental Witness (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Victor Sandeman is a senior partner with Brunel Global Securities. He is experiencing major financial problems, ones that can be solved if the planned $100 million merger of the company takes place. However, the company's owner, Raymond Brunel, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: murder, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, cop witness relations, workplace, wrong place wrong time, witnessing a crime, manipulation, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 355
The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: disorder, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, hitman, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.8
 386
Second to Die (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Erika Eleniak as a woman who plans the murder of her husband ...
Style: serious, suspense, intense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, erotica, murder of husband, cons and scams, crime gone awry, dishonesty, money, nothing goes right, disorder, couples, infidelity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 464
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, dangerous attraction, infidelity, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane, husband wife relationship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 717
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, hidden identity, femme fatale, crime gone awry, manipulation, dangerous attraction, couples, mystery, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, working undercover, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Purgatory Flats (2003)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Driving drunk, Thomas Reed causes a car crash, fatal for his wife, and gets jailed for 5 years. Yet he feels like punishing himself afterward by moving to Californian small town Purgatory Flats, where he works as a humble barman. Suddenly he ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, investigation, betrayal, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, couples, crimes, protagonist as suspect, drug dealing, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Hessen Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, army investigation, military, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, power relations, cons and scams, american soldier, jewelry, treasure ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, usa, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 977
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 712
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, crimes, fall in love, disorder, couples, protagonist as suspect, love and romance, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Burial Society (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In The Burial Society, Sheldon Kasner, an unlikely criminal who works as a bank loan manager, infiltrates the mysterious world of the Chevrah Kadisha (the Jewish society that prepares bodies for burial according to ancient ritual) in order to steal ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, survival, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, cons and scams, bank, down on your luck, secret society, embezzlement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 296
Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, prostitute, police detective, tough heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 205
Watchful Eye (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Malibu detective Shannon (Renee Rea) goes undercover in a group house to discover who murdered one of the women living there. Shannon gets caught up in the sex and parties, not knowing that her every action is being secretly broadcast on satellite ...
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, murder, femme fatale, bondage, police, investigation, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, lesbian sex, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 933
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%