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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, mistress, card game, counterfeiter, car chase, bank, fireball, interrogation, police investigation, criminal gang, scheme, flashback, police, exploding car, planning ...
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 crime, crimes, rivalry, heist, dishonesty, chases and races and criminal heroes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Big Swindle: Open City (2008), The Thieves (2012), The Divine Move (2014), Cash (2007), Cold Eyes (2013). 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: tense, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, parents and children, crimes, going straight, crime, heroes, hopes, gang, rescue, power relations, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
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95%
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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: semi serious, exciting, twists and turns, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, partners, betrayal, diamond theft, criminal gang, gold, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, crimes, gangsters, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, board game, knife, prison, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: heist, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, disorder, dishonesty, master criminal, crime gone awry, battles, cons and scams, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, africa, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.1
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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, law enforcement, heist, track down, crime, gang, rookie, map, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: bank robbery, workplace romance, swat, love triangle, chase, car chase, investigation, mistaken identity, heist, bank, moral dilemma, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, remake of american film ...
Plot: heist, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, safecracker, gang, car chase, rivalry, bollywood, crime, chases and races, partners, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry, undercover, crimes, gang, sniper, law enforcer killer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 712
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, down on your luck, master criminal, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, bank, chase, police investigation, partners, criminal's revenge, betrayal, crime gone awry, danger, femme fatale, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, crime, dishonesty, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, violence, escape, crimes, blood on camera lens, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: yakuza, track down, heroes, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime, rivalry, danger, gangsters, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
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High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, danger, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, good versus evil, crime gone awry, bank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.2
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: heroes, chases and races, crime, kidnapping, rivalry, confined, crimes, couple relations, hitman, journalism, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, heist, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, crime, robbery, master thief, master criminal, shop owner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, police investigation, heist, police detective, gang, law enforcer killer, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, master criminal, disorder, rivalry, on the run, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crime, gangsters, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
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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: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, law enforcement, master criminal, haunted by the past, manhunt, renegades, heist, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, canada
⇓ 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: collision, gang, deadly, gory, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, black market, police investigation, police detective, tough heroes, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
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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: crimes, chases and races, siblings relations, family relations, law enforcement, dishonesty, police detective, bollywood, betrayal, rivalry, crime, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, track down, heroes, athlete's life, criminal heroes, dangerous animal, crime, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, crime gone awry, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 211
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: heist, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, bank, police corruption, crime gone awry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 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, crime, uninhibited rivalry, law enforcer killer, heist, police chase, police shootout, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 561
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: rough, semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, disorder, law enforcement, master criminal, dishonesty, criminal heroes, manipulations, riddles and clues, crimes, cons and scams, crime, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, on the run, danger, life turned upside down
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: partners, master criminal, law enforcement, gang, on the run, rivalry, police investigation, heist, track down, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.5
 12K
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, faked death, money laundering, gambling, the underworld, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, gang, pretense, dishonor among criminals, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the rules, police investigation, master criminal, undercover, working undercover, tough law enforcer, rivalry, chase, gain trust, crime, heist, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, car chase, chase, police, on the run, incompetent police, crime gone awry, rivalry, confined, crime, hostages, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%