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Wisdom (1986)
 5.7
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, thought provoking, bad ending, road movie, melancholic, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, unemployment, on the run, college graduate, lovers on the run, police, fbi, murder, destiny, crimes, heist, gang, kidnapping, car chase, on the road, life is a bitch, fugitives, injustice, fighting the system, rivalry, society, manhunt, law enforcement, down on your luck ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, chase, crime gone awry and chases and races mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wisdom: Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Ready 2 Die (2014), Caught Up (1998), Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997), Judgment Night (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, lovers on the run, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, murderous pair, on the road, chase, fugitives, love and romance, partners, bank robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, usa, missouri, oklahoma, wisconsin ...
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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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 ⇓
80%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, heist, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
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Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
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New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, criminal heroes, drug dealing, youth ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, psychopath, hostage, wedding, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, journalism, rescue, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
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Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, hostage, chase, police, police investigation, on the run, journalism, gang, criminal's revenge, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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54%
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The Postcard Bandit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of notorious Australian bank robber Brendan Abbott, who according to the myth, sent postcards to authorities hot on his trail while on the run across the country.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robber, heist, on the run, crimes, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, adventure, massage, bank robbery, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, infidelity, heist, urban ghetto life, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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51%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: betrayal, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, chase, hostage, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
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This Thing of Ours (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
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Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, organized crime ...
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Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, betrayal, revenge, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, family relations, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
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Plot: heist, prostitute, disorder, hostage, partners, law enforcement, master criminal, on the run, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
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Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: love, destructive relationship, crimes, heist, couples, society, lovers on the run, love and romance, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, suburban life, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
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The Heist (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ex-con Neal Skinner (Pierce Brosnan) seeks revenge against track owner Ebbet Berens (Tom Skerritt) for framing him in an emerald smuggling deal.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Big Bad Mama (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mama and daughters get forced by circumstances into bootlegging and bank robbing, and travel across the country trailed by the law.
Style: sexy, witty, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: social satire, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, crimes, sexual content, strong violent content, criminal heroes, on the run, dishonesty, chase, heist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Straight Time (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
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Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Candy and Ellie Jo are a pair of sexy bank robbers who blast their way into small-town banks with a carload of dynamite! When they take Slim hostage, it begins a thrill-packed crime spree across the state of Texas.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, car chase, prison, on the road, small town, on the run, white trash, trailer trash, escape, disorder, small town life ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, cons and scams, crime gone awry, odd couple, rivalry, chase, murder, on the road, heist, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Wild Rebels (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stock car driver goes undercover as the wheel man for a motorcycle gang.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, bank robbery, tough heroes, car chase, fighting crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, chase, gangsters, heroes, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%