Movies like The Big Swindle

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The Big Swindle
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: twists and turns, rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, heist, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, disorder, card game, counterfeiter, criminal gang, forger, mistress, recruiting, release from prison, scheme, fireball, planning, police investigation, exploding car, interrogation, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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New World
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
South Korea
134 min.
 7.6
Fugitives
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Chile
60 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to The Big Swindle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: The Thieves (2012), Puzzle (2006), New World (2013), Infernal Affairs 2 (2003), The Hard Easy (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Thieves
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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, cons and scams, crime, heist, criminal heroes, casino, crimes, dishonesty, partners, criminal gang, diamond theft, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong, korea, macau
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Puzzle
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   94%
 
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New World
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 134 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, undercover cop, betrayal, police, organized crime, gangster, mob, mafia, violent, twists & turns, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, seoul
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System:   66%
    User:   69%
 
Infernal Affairs 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China, Singapore
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In this prequel to Mou gaan dou (2002), Chan Wing Yan has just become an undercover cop in the triads while Lau Kin Ming joins the police force. Both the triads and the police find an enemy in a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, murder, vengeance, undercover, gangster, mind game, undercover cop, mentor, working undercover, police station, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, thailand
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System:   64%
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The Hard Easy
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
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The Unjust
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
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Steal
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic, exciting
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    User:   55%
 
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Setup
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
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System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
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The Five
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Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five men plot to steal a large sum of money from the local yakuza, but everything does not go as planned and the men find themselves hunted down by contract killers
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, going straight, murder, track down, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
Breaking News
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, media, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, hostages, chase, master criminal, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
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Cash
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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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, master criminal, crime gone awry, forgery, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kim Sun-woo is an enforcer and manager for a hotel owned by a cold, calculative crime boss, Kang who assigns Sun-Woo to a simple errand while he is away on a business trip; to shadow his young mistress, Heesoo, for fear that she may be cheating on ...
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, revenge, mafia, violence, gunfight, hitman, blood, gangster, vengeance, violent, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
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Widows
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
Story: The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, twists and turns, realistic ...
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    User:   40%
 
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City on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ko Chow is an undercover cop who is under pressure from all sides. His boss, Inspector Lau, wants him to infiltrate a gang of ruthless jewel thieves; in order to do this he must obtain some handguns; his girlfriend wants him to commit to marriage or ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gang, betrayal, undercover cop, crime gone awry, heist, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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Dhoom 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bollywood, heist, criminal heroes, adventure, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, crime, betrayal, buddy cop, motorcycle chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, brazil, rio de janeiro, mumbai india
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
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The Rise
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, revenge, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, best friends, master criminal, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
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Ready 2 Die
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, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gang, crime, chase, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
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Styx
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, betrayal, insurance fraud, police shootout, debt, explosion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
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System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
Kill Me Three Times
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, humorous, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, assassin, murder, woman in danger, small town, money, twists & turns, assassination, crime, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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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, rough ...
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:   38%
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Like a Dragon
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: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, bank, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, yakuza, criminal's revenge, gang, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, on the run, chases and races, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
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Firestorm
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, against the rules, chase, heist, working undercover, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Motorway
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: China
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, uninhibited rivalry, crime, car chase, urban, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, heist, drive away ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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Fugitives
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, crime gone awry, fighting crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, chile, bolivia
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
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Son of a Gun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
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 ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, prison, robbery, betrayal, chase, gangster, prison life, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, gangsters, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne, mine
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 

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SPL: Kill Zone
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Macao
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
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Place: asia, hong kong
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System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
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