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Setup (2011)
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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, danger, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crime, prisoner, partners, criminal, gangster, deadly, criminal's revenge, disorder, vengeance, graphic violence, profanity, survival, friends, on the run, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, gangsters and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Setup: This Thing of Ours (2003), Tell (2014), Decisions (2011), Ready 2 Die (2014), Plastic (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, based on true events, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat, hostage, police investigation, criminal heroes, bank, chase, confined, hostages, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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This Thing of Ours (2003)
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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76%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, going straight, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, urban ghetto, disorder, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, bank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Plastic (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sam & Fordy run a credit card fraud scheme, but when they steal from the wrong man, they find themselves threatened by sadistic gangster. They need to raise £5m and pull off a daring diamond heist to clear their debt.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, friends, race against time, criminal heroes, lesbian kiss, heist, dishonesty, disorder, criminal's revenge, male objectification, car accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, england, florida
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100%
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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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, gang, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 758
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
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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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, fighting crime, crimes, bank robbery, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 649
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, cons and scams, danger, crime gone awry, on the run, deadly, odd couple, on the road, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
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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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, tough heroes, violence spree, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.4
 545
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, rivalry, law enforcement, bank, good versus evil, crime gone awry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Original Gangsters (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, crime, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, violence, escape, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, reluctant partners, odd couple, mind game, partners, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, criminal heroes, uncover truth, track down, small town, dishonesty, crimes, police shootout, profanity, chases and races, graphic violence, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.9
 199
Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, swashbuckler, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, hidden identity, social decay, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snitch, criminal heroes, arms dealing, dishonesty, crime, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal, sexual content, drug dealing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Better Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A Korean remake of the John Woo Classic. One brother is a criminal. One brother is a cop. Both will fight to the death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, family relations, siblings relations, family problems, vengeance, gang, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, thailand, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 52
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 89
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 501
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: psychopath, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, mind game, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
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Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, uncover truth, partners against crime, law enforcement, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, betrayal, crimes, police corruption, dishonesty, crime, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 505
Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, twins, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist, cons and scams, estrangement, disorder, crime, betrayal, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 319
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, partners, drug dealing, betrayal, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.4
 2K
Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, bollywood, goofy hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%