Movies like The Way of the Gun

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The Way of the Gun (2000)
 6.7
 30K
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: stylized, clever, realistic, twists and turns, rough, serious, cynical, witty, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, money, hotel, desert, criminal, gunslinger, drifter, surrogate mother, mexican standoff, sperm bank, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, disorder, worn out, millionaire, rags to riches, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to The Way of the Gun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about violence, pistol, murder, betrayal, shot in the chest, corruption and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Way of the Gun: Point Blank (2010), Payback (1999), Chaos (2005), Sicario (2015), Renegades (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, hospital, on the run, danger, race against time, ransom, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 124K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: exciting, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, betrayal, money, mafia, robbery, organized crime, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, neo noir, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, crimes, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 7.6
 314K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, death of wife, death of daughter, moral dilemma, tunnel, night vision, cia, fbi, tough girl, mercenary, crime, drug smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, gangsters, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, daring rescue, crime, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, martial arts, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, revenge, drug dealer, ransom, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.5
 41K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, taxi driver, car chase, heist, chase, fbi, ransom, presumed dead, taxi, rescue, race against time, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.0
 6K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, investigation, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crime, working undercover, who done it, crimes, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.0
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: coma, redemption, heroin, kidnapping, pregnancy, vengeance, good versus evil, infidelity, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: rescue, corruption, explosion, cia, warrior, sign language, cartel, violence, brutality, night vision binoculars, mission, interrogation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, somalia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, bodyguard, gangsters, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, small town, mafia, prohibition, rivalry, duel, gang war, whiskey, tommy gun, gang, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 281K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, murder, sniper, drifter, investigation, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, vigilantism, conspiracy, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 110K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, danger, tough heroes, parents and children, forced into action, hostage, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, betrayal, drug dealing, bribery, kidnapping, love triangle, presumed dead, organized crime, texas ranger, modern western, mexican standoff, robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, track down, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: suspense, sexy, stylized, clever, dark humor ...
Plot: police corruption, police, faked death, assassination attempt, femme fatale, bribery, neo noir, female killer, crime, dishonesty, power relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, assassination, hitman, fight, unlikely partners, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, organized crime, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.8
 7K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilantism, revenge, organized crime, neo noir, gangsters, vengeance, countryside, tough heroes, rivalry, danger, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, heroin, organized crime, mafia, tough law enforcer, group of criminals, corruption, crime, police chief, fighting crime, crimes, unconventional method ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 234
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, renegade, gangsters, partners, deadly, dishonesty, good versus evil, police corruption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 21K
Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, neo noir, safecracker, one last job, convict, safe, thief, crime, vengeance, urban, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, train station, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, mysterious man, psychological torture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 46K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending, emotional, melancholic, bloody ...
Plot: prohibition, betrayal, organized crime, revenge, love, mafia, gangster, chase, death, vengeance, violence, car chase ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, cuba, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, road movie, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, mistaken identity, undercover, hitman, law enforcement, disorder, government agency, dishonesty, gangsters, woman in danger, danger, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 31K
Heist (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Moore has a job he loves. He's a thief. His job goes sour when he gets caught on security camera tape. His fence, Bergman reneges on the money he's owed, and his wife may be betraying him with the fence's young lieutenant. Moore ...
Style: clever, talky, suspenseful, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gold, gang, neo noir, one last job, jewelry, blackmail, cons and scams, crime, verbal byplay, partners in crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 55K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, brutality, police investigation, strip club, swat team, drug addict, hostage, bribe, crime scene, drug cartel, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 9K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, gang, race against time, drug lord, hip hop, gangsters, crime, prostitute, ransom, urban, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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