Movies like Contraband

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Contraband (2012)
 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, rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining, twist ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, revenge, car chase, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, chase, rivalry, twists & turns, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, family drama, vengeance, fight scenes, assassination, hitman, family in danger, kidnapping, catastrophe, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
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Running Scared
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Germany, USA
122 min.
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Shooter
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
124 min.
 7.2
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, betrayal, mentor, crimes, chase, dialogue and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Contraband: Dead Man Down (2013), The Corruptor (1999), Four Brothers (2005), Fire with Fire (2012), A Man Apart (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead Man Down
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Corruptor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
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Four Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
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A Man Apart
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   87%
 
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    User:   84%
 
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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
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    User:   61%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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    User:   76%
 
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    User:   60%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   68%
 
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Payback
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: clever, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   56%
 
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2 Guns
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: exciting, semi serious, entertaining, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   62%
 
 6.5
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Snitch
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer ...
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Style: stylized, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   67%
 
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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
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System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: suspense, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, crime, brutality, survival, police, undercover cop, chase, gunfight, revenge, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
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System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
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 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
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System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
 7.2
 283K
Shooter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, military, chase, fbi, conspiracy, assassination, revenge, betrayal, murder, car chase, sniper, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, boston, iraq, kentucky ...
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System:   55%
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 6.0
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The Gambler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, gangsters, addiction, crime, casino, gangster, dishonesty, existentialism, dialogue, greed, drinking, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, las vegas, nevada, usa
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System:   55%
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 6.3
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Rapid Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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System:   55%
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 7.0
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The Italian Job
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, crime, revenge, vengeance, chase, betrayal, robbery, mentor, murder, gold, hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, venice, europe, italy, san francisco ...
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System:   53%
    User:   44%
 

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Country: USA
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