Movies like The Way of the Gun

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 6.7
 30K
The Way of the Gun
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: clever, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspense, rough, bloody, intense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gunfight, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge, organized crime, car chase, blood, ransom, violent, dialogue, twists & turns, guns, stylish, plot twist, anti-hero, hitman, heist, vengeance, brutality, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico

Most similar movies to The Way of the Gun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about brutality, corruption, dialogue, violence, violent, gunfight and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Way of the Gun: Payback (1999), Running Scared (2006), Street Kings (2008), Across 110th Street (1972), Chaos (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 122K
Payback
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: clever, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, vengeance, money, gangsters, crime gone awry, mafia, revenge, organized crime, violence, robbery, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   89%
 
 7.4
 93K
Running Scared
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, gory, crime gone awry, mafia, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangster, organized crime, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   65%
 
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
 6.5
 48K
Chaos
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: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime, gangsters, police investigation, robbery, car chase, revenge, hostage, police corruption, gunfight, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   77%
 
 7.6
 302K
Sicario
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, violence, brutality, organized crime, corruption, revenge, hitman, kidnapping, assassination, dark hero, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   72%
 
Last Man Standing
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, mafia, hitman, small town, crime, prohibition, gunfight, gangster, violence, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   51%
 
 6.8
 4K
Prime Cut
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime, chase, violence, gangsters, corruption, revenge, vengeance, prostitution, gangster, drug dealing, collector ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
 6.7
 129K
Smokin' Aces
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, mafia, gory, organized crime, torture, sniper, fbi, murder, betrayal, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, israel, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 96K
Get the Gringo
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, prison escape, corruption, gunfight, car chase, anti heroes, drugs/alcohol, torture, prison life, vengeance, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   55%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
 6.5
 4K
Best Seller
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, hitman, vengeance, gunfight, violence, heist, redemption, violent, mentor, corruption, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, texas, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 100K
Hostage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostage, police, violence, organized crime, hostages, redemption, one man army, twists & turns, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, organized crime, mafia, corruption, gangster, violence, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, car chase, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Charley Varrick
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, hitman, mafia, small town, chase, crime gone awry, gangsters, bank robbery, desert, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
 7.5
 24K
The Getaway
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, bank robbery, crime gone awry, chase, murder, betrayal, robbery, prison, hitman, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   56%
 
City of Industry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 6.5
 60K
Dead Man Down
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vengeance, revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, dark hero, hostage, violent, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   39%
 
 6.5
 109K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, revenge, car chase, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, irish, mafia, gangster, organized crime, violence, gunfight, brutality, friendship, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, boston, usa, ireland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
Romeo Is Bleeding
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: dark humor, sexy, stylized, clever, suspense ...
Plot: police corruption, police, crime, assassin, violence, corruption, mafia, organized crime, greed, brutality, murder, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Boiling Point
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, prison, vengeance, undercover cop, redemption, undercover, master criminal, violence, corruption, gangster, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 7.3
 6K
The Yakuza
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, culture clash, kidnapping, mafia, friendship, violence, gangster, sword fight, love, neo noir, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 7.4
 20K
Thief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 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: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, vengeance, betrayal, mafia, gangster, robbery, organized crime, gunfight, bank robbery, surveillance, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   34%
 
Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, 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: clever, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, crime, conspiracy, murder, vigilantism, lawyer, police, police investigation, car chase, vigilante, sniper, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   31%
 
 7.5
 271K
Jackie Brown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan—with help from a bail bondsman—to keep the money ...
Style: clever, talky, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, greed, gunfight, violence, gangster, drugs, cons and scams, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, gratuitous violence, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 8.2
 503K
Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: realistic, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, chase, betrayal, robbery, obsession, gunfight, bank robbery, gangster, violence, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 20K
Brother
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A Japanese Yakuza gangster’s deadly existence in his homeland gets him exiled to Los Angeles, California, where he is taken in by his little brother and his brother’s gang. This is the first English film by Takeshi Kitano.
Style: stylized, serious, rough, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, mafia, violence, gangster, culture clash, blood, violent, organized crime, gratuitous violence, brutality, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, japan, california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 6.0
 40K
The Hunted
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, wilderness, gory, murder, fbi, hunting, manhunt, mentor, brutality, car chase, blues ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, usa, kosovo, british columbia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
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