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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: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, heist, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, disorder, mistress, car chase, bank, interrogation, police investigation, criminal gang, scheme, flashback, police, exploding car, planning, fireball, release from prison, recruiting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, criminal heroes, chases and races and law enforcement mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: Open City (2008), The Thieves (2012), Cold Eyes (2013), Setup (2011), Special ID (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 692
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, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, police, criminal, pickpocket, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, law enforcement, femme fatale, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 8K
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: semi serious, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, safecracker, dishonesty, partners, betrayal, criminal gang, diamond theft, crime, casino, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, track down, crimes, law enforcement, partners, gang, chases and races, map, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
 20K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, betrayal, danger, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.6
 4K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcer killer, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: heist, criminal's revenge, crime, master criminal, crime gone awry, forgery, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 702
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, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
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 ⇓
56%
 4.1
 3K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, sexy ...
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, betrayal, bollywood, chases and races, crime, crimes, partners, gang, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: bank robbery, murderous pair, crime gone awry, bank, crime, moral dilemma, heist, mistaken identity, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: yakuza, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, bank, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, gang, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, law enforcement, robbery, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, against the rules, chase, heist, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.3
 630
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: crimes, journalism, crime, police, couple relations, kidnapping, hitman, chases and races, confined, danger, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, crime, master warrior, small town, tragic hero, betrayal, vengeance, destructive relationship, love affair, tragic love, cons and scams, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gory, neo noir, martial arts, criminal heroes, taxi, gangsters, crime, losing-it hero, new wave, assassination, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 2K
Once a Thief (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in Hong Kong and Vancouver, the story follows Mac Ramsey and Li Ann Tsei, lovers and professional thieves who are separated while fleeing the powerful Hong Kong underworld crime lord who raised and trained them. After being imprisoned in Hong ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, on the run, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, master criminal, betrayal, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, heist, crime, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, robbery, bank robbery, planning, sewer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, murder, chases and races, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Original Gangsters (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: La historia comienza con un robo que se realiza en la Ciudad de México. La banda formada por Carlos, Leonardo, Mónica y Leserio habían pactado viajar a Argentina para lavar el dinero. Al llegar a Buenos Aires se encuentran en una guerra de mafias ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, shot in the head, ambush, bank robbery, blood spatter, blood on camera lens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: criminal's revenge, gory, gang, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crime, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, on the run, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 205
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: gangsters, crime, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, bank, heist, urban ghetto, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, promotion, intrigue, legal investigation, urban, frame up, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, on the run, heist, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, uninhibited rivalry, crime, urban, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, heist, drive away ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, crime, revenge, board game, knife, prison, violence, murder, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Breaking News (2004)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, police, chase, car chase, bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, hoodlum, criminal's revenge, gang, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 594
Bloody Tie (2006)
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, martial arts, drug dealing, gory, drug abuse, crime, crimes, prison, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 14K
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, chases and races, mystery, crimes, bollywood, rivalry, crime, betrayal, siblings relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Expect the Unexpected (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this "cops and robbers" film, a raid on a jewelry store staged by a band of amateur hold-up artists goes horribly wrong, leading to a shoot-out. The elite Organized Crime Bureau team, headed by Captain Ching King Gen, is poised to go ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, heist, store, crimes, gangsters, wooing, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, disorder, armored truck ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: police investigation, crime, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, on the run, track down, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%