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

Most similar movies to The Big Swindle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement and heist mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: The Thieves (2012), The Hard Easy (2006), Puzzle (2006), Setup (2011), Cash (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 8K
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: semi serious, stylized, realistic, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, cons and scams, crime, criminal heroes, casino, crimes, dishonesty, partners, diamond theft, criminal gang, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong, korea, macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 696
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   70%
 
 6.4
 257
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, bank, heist, chases and races, confined, hostage, suspicion, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
 4.4
 19K
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, partners, disorder, criminal heroes, buddies, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 3.4
 2K
Cash
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: criminal's revenge, master criminal, crime, crime gone awry, forgery, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   66%
 
Tazza: The High Rollers
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, master warrior, crime, small town, tragic hero, betrayal, vengeance, destructive relationship, love affair, tragic love, cons and scams, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   60%
 
 5.5
 5K
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, realistic, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, chase, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
 6.7
 2K
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 ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, legal investigation, frame up, urban, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, murder, law enforcement, legal, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    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, realistic, suspenseful, 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:   51%
    User:   54%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
 6.9
 2K
The Five
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, drug dealing, going straight, murder, track down, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 6.3
 576
Bloody Tie
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gory, martial arts, drug abuse, crime, crimes, prison, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   59%
 
 5.6
 3K
Special ID
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, working undercover, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcer killer, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 6.2
 2K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
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:   44%
    User:   46%
 
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: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, 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:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 5.4
 687
Firetrap
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, adventure, hostages, master criminal, betrayal, chase, murder, burned alive, crime gone awry, race against time, heist ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 4.1
 3K
Players
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, remake of american film
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, bollywood, chases and races, crimes, crime, partners, gang, master criminal, vengeance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 4.4
 435
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, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, betrayal, insurance fraud, police shootout, explosion, debt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 5.9
 1K
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, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, uninhibited rivalry, 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:   41%
    User:   35%
 
 5.7
 213
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, heist, adventure, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, crime gone awry, murder, investigation, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
 5.9
 1K
Divergence
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, murder, tough law enforcer, police corruption, hitman, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, on the run, chases and races, rivalry, crime gone awry, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.7
 16K
Dhoom
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A gang of bikers headed by the cool-headed and arrogant Kabir is on a robbing spree in Mumbai. They rob establishments and then zip away on their superbikes. ACP Jai Dixit is the case in-charge and he recruits a bumbling bike mechanic and racer ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, gang, tough law enforcer, bollywood, chase, crime, motorcycle, chases and races, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Welcome to the Punch
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
Invisible Target
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, gang, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 8.2
 935
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 6.5
 20K
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: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, adventure, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, bollywood, master criminal, crime, betrayal, motorcycle chase, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, brazil, rio de janeiro, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 7.1
 5K
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, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, 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:   36%
    User:   41%
 
Sleepless Night
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent is a crooked cop whose drug heist goes wrong when he is stabbed and the criminals he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but discovers his loot belongs to a powerful mob boss who kidnaps ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, nightclub, crime, family in danger, crimes, danger, anti heroes, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 5.7
 360
Black Gunn
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, vengeance, battle zone, racism, nightclub, crimes, urban, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
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