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Setup (2011)
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back what is rightfully his. When he finally comes face to face with his longtime friend he will be forced to make a life changing choice.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, prisoner, partners, criminal, criminal's revenge, disorder, vengeance, graphic violence, survival, friends, rivalry, on the run, buddies, christmas, prison, revenge, winter, torture, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa

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Most similar movies to Setup

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, heist and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Setup: Ready 2 Die (2014), Last Man Standing (1996), This Thing of Ours (2002), High Voltage (1998), The Crew (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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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95%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, lone wolves, gang war, rivalry, hitman, crimes, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Thing of Ours (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.4
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High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, survival, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.6
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.8
 4K
Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, drug dealing, strong violent content, sexual content, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Falcon Rising (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marine, martial arts, gangsters, master warrior, vengeance, track down, rivalry, crimes, urban ghetto, yakuza, tough heroes, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, disorder, dishonesty, on the run, criminal's revenge, master criminal, crimes, crime gone awry, violence, criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence spree, gunfight, betrayal, bodyguard, dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.3
 694
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 ⇓
81%
 5.5
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, mind game, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.5
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, track down, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, small town, police shootout, memory loss, graphic violence, police officer killed, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, social decay, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, hidden identity, fish out of water, cons and scams, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.3
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 977
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 ⇓
71%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, police corruption, investigation, rivalry, friendship, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, strong violent content, disorder, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.8
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty, police detective, betrayal, criminal's revenge, assassin, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, tough heroes, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
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Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: lovers on the run, partners, love and romance, criminal heroes, bank, crimes, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, rivalry, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 491
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 378
Black (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, escapades, crime gone awry, arms dealer, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 122K
Contraband (2012)
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, betrayal, ex convict, wanted, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
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. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, bank robbery, heist, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 324
Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, estrangement, power relations, family relations, disorder, riddles and clues, siblings relations, criminal heroes, treasure hunt, crime gone awry, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%