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The Big Swindle (2004)
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The Big Swindle (2004)
Original name: 범죄의 재구성
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got and elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in history that'll make any thief have a wet dream. The best five thieves come together to form a team.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, heist, betrayal, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, rivalry, cons and scams, police, mistress, card game, counterfeiter, car chase, bank, fireball, planning, interrogation, police investigation, criminal gang, scheme, flashback, exploding car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, heist, chases and races and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: Open City (2008), The Thieves (2012), Cash (2007), The Divine Move (2014), Setup (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Open City (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jo Dae-yeong is a police officer investigating a pickpocket ring with ties to the Yakuza. One day he rescues Baek Jang-mi from danger, only to discover that she is the boss of the gang he has been tracking.
Style: stylized, exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, police detective, police investigation, redemption, rivalry, femme fatale, family relations, power relations, parents and children, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
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The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, partners, betrayal, criminal gang, diamond theft, culture clash, casino, grudge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
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92%
 3.4
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Cash (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 'Cash' is a high octane heist thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa.The film revolves around an ace con artist,(Ajay Devgan) who hires a set of top notch robbers (Esha Deol, Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza and Riteish Deshmukh) to steal a set of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: heist, cons and scams, forgery, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, betrayal, battles, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, murder, violence, prison, crime, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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 ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 6K
Cold Eyes (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, track down, crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, heist, gang, chases and races, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
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Steal (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An entrepreneurial criminal, Slim (Dorff) is as smart as they come. Cocky and confident, he assembles a team of risk-taking rush-seekers to pull off a series of five bank heists, each time using a different extreme sport to make the getaway. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, bank, chase, police investigation, partners, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, femme fatale, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, bank robbery, escape, violence, blood on camera lens, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry, undercover, gang, crimes, sniper, taekwondo, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.2
 699
Firetrap (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt fails; when he enters in cop uniform during an emergency board ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, undercover, burned alive, crime gone awry, confined, criminal heroes, cons and scams, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, trap, frame up, murder confession, loss of daughter, crime, uninhibited rivalry, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.3
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, chases and races, disorder, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, rivalry, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 2K
The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, police detective, serial killer, legal, intrigue, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, crimes, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
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Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
At Point Blank (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A gang of highly efficient and cold hearted robbers strike against a number of banks in Stockholm. The investigation ends up with the criminal detective Klara and the SWAT commander Greger Krona, who together lead the hunt for the robbers. Their ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: bank robbery, investigation, mistaken identity, workplace situations, love triangle, moral dilemma, hostages, swat, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Misfire (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WKBA kickboxing champion and hard-action star Gary Daniels (The Expendables) takes to the screen in a border-crossing, barrier smashing all-action explosion that pits his will to live against the merciless murder machine of a Mexican drug cartel. ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: chases and races, confined, crime, heroes, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, kidnapping, hitman, journalism, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, rivalry, life turned upside down, danger, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, profanity, sexual content, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, bank, betrayal, crime gone awry, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tuesday (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Four career criminals, two glamorous bank workers and one over-the-hill has-been all happen to be planning a robbery on a London bank on the same day, by sheer coincidence. The two investigating detectives must try and deduce how these seemingly ...
Style: semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, disorder, riddles and clues, crime gone awry, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, manipulations, planning ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Gambler (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Vinayak and his 4 team members rob a booty of 500 crores INR. Trouble starts when two of the team betrays them.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, faked death, money laundering, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, dishonesty, betrayal, chases and races, bookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In July of 1976, the Societé Générale of France was robbed of well over $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, heist, crimes, chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, bank robbery, tunnel, sewer, shop owner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, gang, criminal heroes, deadly, partners against crime, law enforcement, gory, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, crime, chase, rivalry, working undercover, law enforcer killer, heist, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he's on a hot streak one ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gambling, obsessive quest, ambition, prodigy, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, cons and scams, grudge, dishonesty, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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Motorway (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two police pursuit drivers, a hothead rookie and his long-suffering, almost-retired mentor, face off against an escape car driver from the latter's past.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcer killer, heist, police chase, gunfight, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
No Blood No Tears (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Gyung-sun is a washed-up cab driver who has been trying to go straight after years in trouble with the law after being a big-time safecracker. Soo-jin wants to be a famous singer, but lives the life of a trophy girlfriend to her vicious gangster ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vigilantism, dishonesty, rivalry, friendship, betrayal, forbidden love, track down, gangsters, redemption, gory, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 718
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, criminal's revenge, heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, master criminal, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 768
In Security (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 2K
Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, against the rules, master criminal, tough law enforcer, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, chase, crimes, crime, gain trust, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Like a Dragon (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, gangsters, criminal heroes, heroes, crimes, rivalry, gang, bank, criminal's revenge, track down, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%