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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, realistic, stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, betrayal, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, bank robbery, crimes, crime, graphic violence, chases and races, rivalry, police, con artists, caper, mistress, card game, counterfeiter, car chase, bank, fireball, planning, interrogation, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea

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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, dishonesty, rivalry, heist, criminal heroes and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: The Thieves (2012), Open City (2008), Original Gangsters (2007), Setup (2011), High Voltage (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
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: suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal gang, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, perfect crime, gem, secret agenda, master criminal, crimes, gold ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
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100%
 6.3
 740
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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police investigation, femme fatale, rescue, police detective, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, redemption, danger, crimes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
 4.4
 21K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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43%
 7.1
 7K
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, partners, crimes, gang, law enforcement, heist, track down, crime, graphic violence, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.4
 2K
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, rivalry, cons and scams, crimes, forgery, betrayal, dishonesty, caper, diamond, gang, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, africa, south africa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: bank robbery, investigation, mistaken identity, workplace situations, swat, couple relations, deadly, crime gone awry, law enforcement, love triangle, dishonesty, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 6K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, chase, bank, police investigation, partners, master criminal, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, dishonesty, intrigue, deadly, police corruption, crimes, legal, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 726
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: storage unit, heist, murder, undercover, burned alive, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, frame up, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
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35%
 5.6
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, undercover, crimes, rivalry, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, master criminal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, violence, criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vigilantism, forbidden love, dishonesty, gangsters, friendship, redemption, rivalry, betrayal, track down, gory, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 13K
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, money laundering, gambling, faked death, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, betrayal, gang, bookies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg. A robbery goes awry when an innocent passerby is killed. Ricky, the gang's young leader, tries to quickly find an expert who ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, police detective, investigation, hunt down, rivalry, graphic violence, urban, gangsters, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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32%
 5.7
 754
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 203
The Real Thing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Their plan was simple...Get the Cash. As Rupert, an ex-con, tries to go straight, his younger brother James pursues a life of delinquency. Days after being released from jail, James is gunned down and lies waiting in a hospital for a liver ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, gang, new year's eve, crime, crimes, dishonesty, friends, frame up, crime gone awry, best friends, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 4K
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: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, partners, betrayal, rivalry, bollywood, safecracker, caper, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, graphic violence, crime, profanity, police corruption, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 550
Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, car chase, crime, crimes, undercover, secret identity, gang, law enforcement, secret agents, dishonesty, danger, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 2K
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, uninhibited rivalry, heist, law enforcer killer, police chase, gunfight, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 15K
Race 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Ranveer Singh (Saif Ali Khan) travels to exotic locales and confronts the Turkish mafia on a mission to avenge the death of his lover Sonia in this action-packed sequel. In the process of seeking her killers, Ranveer crosses Armaan Mallick (John ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: law enforcement, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry, siblings relations, family relations, police detective, shrewd, crimes, betrayal, bollywood, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 3K
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, crime gone awry, gangsters, gang, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, trap, frame up, murder confession, rivalry, crime, wannabe, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 575
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: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, riddles and clues, disorder, crime gone awry, police investigation, gang, manipulations, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%