Movies like Savages

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Savages (2012)
 6.4
 131K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: sexy, tense, romantic, rough, erotic, noir, macabre, brutal, bad ending, bloody ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug cartel, marijuana, twists and turns, kidnapping, gangsters, rescue, drug dealing, mob boss, friendship, woman in danger, love triangle, violence, drug lord, dea, mercenary, drugs, betrayal, corruption, addiction, chase, police investigation, violent, survival, american abroad ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: california, southern california, usa, afghanistan, tijuana mexico, mexico

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Most similar movies to Savages

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspense and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, gangsters, storytelling, vengeance, violence and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Savages: The Counselor (2013), Sicario (2015), Traffic (2000), Tequila Sunrise (1988), Killing Them Softly (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 102K
The Counselor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A lawyer finds himself in far over his head when he attempts to get involved in drug trafficking.
Style: talky, bleak, neo noir, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: drug cartel, femme fatale, drug traffic, cocaine, greed, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters, lawyer, betrayal, brutality, gratuitous violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, texas, usa, tijuana mexico, amsterdam ...
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100%
 7.6
 430K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: realistic, suspense, enigmatic, harsh, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, swat team, drug cartel, vigilantism, drug smuggling, fbi agent, black ops, revenge, fbi, u.s. mexico border, murder, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 208K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: suspense, bleak, realistic, thought provoking, political ...
Plot: drug addiction, drug lord, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, drug abuse, drug traffic, drug cartel, war on drugs, gangsters, corruption, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, los angeles, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: exciting, suspense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, surveillance, crimes, drug dealer, romance, organized crime, corruption, friendship, crime boss, best friend, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, brutal, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, robbery, gambling, crimes, mafia, crime gone awry, hitman, heist, organized crime, murder, brutality, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2008, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 104K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, sex scene, crimes, gangsters, true crime, drug dealer, youth, society, male nudity, crime gone awry, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 2003, year 2005
Place: usa, california, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 101K
Running Scared (2006)
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: twist ending, suspense, bloody, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child abuse, mafia, gunfight, twists and turns, undercover agent, violent, racism, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 64K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: intense, suspense, stylized, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, drug cartel, vengeance, tough girl, crime scene, death of friend, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, heist, violent, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, california, atlanta, usa, georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, prostitute, scam, law enforcement, police, murder, fighting crime, partners, prostitution, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, murder, family, drug lord, vigilante, brutality, police officer, aikido, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspense, intense, neo noir, cynical, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, twists and turns, crime gone awry, ransom, crimes, pregnancy, rags to riches, disorder, confined, mafia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover cop, redemption, vengeance, crimes, investigation, organized crime, working undercover, master criminal, track down, special agents, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 109K
Get the Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, brutal, humorous, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, gunfight, tough guy, lone hero, prison gang, gang, gangsters, corruption, mafia, crimes, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 16K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, chase, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, investigation, runaway, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, intense, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, organized crime, gangsters, police detective, culture clash, racism, sexually frustrated woman, murder, violence, crimes, police corruption, tough cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, bangkok thailand, thailand, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, car chase, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, gangsters, hitman, organized crime, loss of friend, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 118K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Uruguay, Paraguay
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: suspense, intense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, justice, police detective, vengeance, mole, drugs, law enforcement, drug smuggling, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa, colombia, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, police, revenge, mafia, fight, chase, gangsters, police officer, hitman, police investigation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: intense, talky, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, robbery, on the road, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, on the run, prison, organized crime, police corruption, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: disturbing, suspense, brutal, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, violent, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, revenge, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 124K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, fight scenes, crimes, tough heroes, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, romancing a criminal, car chase, romance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, miami, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, survival, police corruption, criminal's revenge, crimes, violence, police station, master criminal, unlikely partners, undercover cop, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, police officer, hitman, brothers, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 20th century, year 1988, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, hijacking, heist, crimes, twists and turns, chase, terrorism, brutality, police investigation, survival, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 66K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: tense, bleak, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drugs, corruption, crimes, violence, transformation, addiction, gangsters, redemption, depression, culture clash, hip hop, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, new jersey, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 146K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: twist ending, bloody, exciting, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, gangsters, hitman, assassin, fbi, twists and turns, sniper, multiple storylines, violent, disguise, group of criminals, violence spree ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: israel, usa, nevada, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, intense, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corrupt cop, corruption, police, crimes, police corruption, guilt, betrayal, organized crime, murder, dirty cop, police brutality, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 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, intense, unusual plot structure, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hospital, survival, race against time, hostage, on the run, twists and turns, woman in danger, life turned upside down, ransom, wanted, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gang war, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, violence, prohibition, hitman, rivalry, duel, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1932
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%