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: clever, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, serious, rough, cynical, witty, suspense, bilingual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, sperm bank, mexican standoff, drifter, surrogate mother, gunslinger, desert, hotel, criminal, money, crime, crime gone awry, gangsters, rags to riches, millionaire, confined, crimes, disorder, violence, redemption, worn out, gangster, revenge ...
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 serious, realistic, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about corruption, violence, brutality, neo noir, murder, blood and pistol mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Way of the Gun: Reservoir Dogs (1992), Payback (1999), Ransom (1996), Stolen (2012), Sicario (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 785K
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: talky, clever, stylized, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, cult, tough heroes, heist gone wrong, gang, plan gone wrong, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 122K
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, betrayal, money, neo noir, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 108K
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, tough heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 40K
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, taxi driver, fbi, father daughter relationship, heist, chase, race against time, thief, crime, rescue, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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: drug dealing, murder, death of daughter, moral dilemma, night vision, fbi, cia, death of wife, tunnel, crime, crimes, soccer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 12K
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hospital, kidnapping, on the run, race against time, danger, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, woman in danger, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime, police detective, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, assassination, neo noir, race against time, politics, train station, danger, rescue, lobbyist, mexican standoff, accountant, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, betrayal, texas ranger, modern western, mexican standoff, organized crime, robbery, drug dealing, love triangle, kidnapping, bribery, presumed dead ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, hospital, poker game, alcoholic, mansion, pistol, hostage, rain, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, master warrior, urban, daring rescue, crime, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, neo noir, small town, crime, murder, undercover, investigation, mistaken identity, hidden identity, special agents, small town life, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 21K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, maniac, psychopath, crime, telephone, confined, crimes, danger, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, deadly, small town, tommy gun, gang war, whiskey, rivalry, gangsters, duel ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 100K
Hostage (2005)
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, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, small town, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, police operation, hostage situation, home invasion, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 24K
The Getaway (1972)
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, bank robbery, murder, armed robbery, chase, betrayal, bag of money, robbery, prison, hitman, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.
Style: dark humor, bleak, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: bounty hunter, gunfight, brutality, revenge, death, murder, on the road, suitcase full of money, bartender, prostitute, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 113K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, dark humor, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, rescue, crime, drug dealing, love triangle, violence, friends, friendship, woman in danger, marijuana, young people ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, kidnapping, pregnancy, coma, heroin, vengeance, infidelity, addiction, crimes, couple relations, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.4
 20K
Thief (1981)
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, neo noir, betrayal, thief, safe, convict, crime, vengeance, safecracker, one last job, urban, burglar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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, dark humor, sexy, stylized, clever ...
Plot: police corruption, police, neo noir, femme fatale, assassination attempt, female killer, crime, faked death, bribery, dishonesty, bad cop, police operation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, chase, drug lord, hip hop, race against time, gangsters, crime, urban, crimes, hoodlum, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: explosion, rescue, cia, corruption, violence, brutality, cartel, sign language, warrior, mission, interrogation, politician ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, somalia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 57K
El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, small town, hitman, on the run, crime, danger, drug lord, loss of loved one, singer, musician, anti heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 220
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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