Movies like The Cat 1988

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The Cat (1988)
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The Cat (1988)
Original name: Die Katze
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realize is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, heist, police, hotel, hostage, male female relationship, murder, master criminal, criminal gang, firearm, cat and mouse, kill, ransom, nervousness, walkie talkie, heist gone wrong, plan, gangster

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, heist, hostage, police, crimes, gangsters and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cat: Mark of the Tortoise (1964), 10 Minutes Gone (2019), Assault in Paradise (1977), Porno: Situación límite (1982), Puzzle (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mark of the Tortoise (1964)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: English millionaire Sir Cyrus Bradley is being blackmailed by “The Tortoise” Crime Syndicate. He is to pay £ 100,000.00 Pounds to stay alive and not be murdered. After his refusal to pay the money, he is quickly killed. Cyrus‘ nephew, Don ...
Plot: ransom, inheritance, murder, revenge, female criminal, knife thrower, man in a wheelchair, criminal gang, blackmail, turtle
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10 Minutes Gone (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime boss Rex hires Frank and his crew to steal a priceless jewel stash — but the job goes wrong when someone tips off the cops. After Frank suffers a blow to the head, he wakes up to find the jewels gone and no memory of his attacker. Now, Frank ...
Style: captivating, exciting, surprise ending, tense
Plot: bank robbery, frame up, pursuit, chase, murder, betrayal, hitman, female villain, shooting, brothers, uncover truth, heist gone wrong
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57%
Assault in Paradise (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hostage, ransom, crossbow, corruption, threat, police officer, hitman, helicopter, revenge, millionaire, city, murder
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Porno: Situación límite (1982)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Classic and very little known 80s erotic movie.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: golden shower, female homosexuality, pornographer, sex, photographer, hostage, rape, psychopath, class differences, older man younger woman relationship, lesbianism, theft ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Puzzle (2006)
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, dishonesty, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hassel 06 - Offren (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Criminal detective Roland Hassel and his colleague Bolinder is investigating a criminal gang involved in the meat packing business. Bolinder is murdered in front of Hassel and the criminals are out to kill Hassel, the only witness.
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, criminal gang, police procedural, kicked in the crotch, contamination, crime investigation, police officer killed
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Hunters of the Night (1984)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small gang of criminals is planning to commit a gold heist not knowing that the new member of their gang is actually a police detective. But when his true identity is revealed to the gang they act like they wouldn't know about it and decide ...
Style: cult movie cast
Plot: police officer, gold bar, blackmail, blood, female nudity, violence, male nudity, stripper, shotgun, gold, crazy, gangsters ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Solo for Clarinet (1998)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Berlin, Germany. A cruel murder took place in an appartment building. Somebody bit off quite a piece of the victim's penis, who then, of course, lost a lot of blood, before being struck down at the head. Leading investigator Bernhard Kominka, ...
Plot: divorce, clarinet, police, parent child relationship, ex wife, pedophilia, husband wife relationship, mental breakdown, marital problem, nudity (full frontal - brief), marriage, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Real Time (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A band of robbers steal money from a winery. The passion for a woman, makes them begin to covet another part of the booty that they deserve. First film shot in a single take in the history of cinema. Certified by Guinness World Records
Plot: caper, heist, murder, betrayal, criminal gang, armored car robbery
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
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A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, police inspector, criminal, double life, police, driver, bank robbery, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
To Steal from a Thief (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a rainy morning six armed men in disguise rob a bank in Valencia .But what seemed like an easy heist quickly goes wrong with nothing unfolding as planned, and mistrust quickly builds between the two leaders of the gang.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, bank, secret, hostage negotiator, hostage, hostage situation, bank robbery, crooked politician, government, safe, secrets, dishonesty ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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[Cargo] (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, hostage, survival, fear, murder, father son relationship, telephone call, torture, businessman, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bloody Friday (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Womansing thug Klett is sprung from the courthouse by two accomplices, then sets about planning the big heist of a local bank, equipped with a cache of high-powered weapons he's acquired from an American army outpost. Together with his faithful ...
Style: cult film
Plot: hostage, robbery, bank, heist, machine gun, blood splatter, escape, bank robbery, police officer knocked unconscious, self sacrifice, rape, roadblock ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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G@me (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young ad executive's life has been turned upside down when a vicious client ruins his three billion yen project. Through his chance meeting with the disgruntled daughter of his enemy, he plans a vengeance scheme. The young woman agrees to ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, criminal heroes, mind game, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, danger, law enforcement, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 611K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, bank robbery, gunfight, robbery, police detective, crimes, group of criminals, thief, crime, one last job, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Chosen (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A couple of brutal and mysterious murders point to Uppsala University. Johan, a last year student at the police academy, gets involved in the investigation. He enrolls a course at the University in order to, under cover, track down the killer.
Plot: university, murder, police, student, serial killer, murder investigation
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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24 Hours in London (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: London gangster Christian has a plan to kill off the opposition, but things get messy when a witness survives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, hitman, gangsters, murder, police, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, police investigation, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Hostage Tower (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Plot: hostage situation, ransom demand, revenge, terrorist, eiffel tower paris, undercover, millionaire, ransom, hand to hand combat, extortion, money, secret agent ...
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Two Gentlemen 'N' (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kazmierz Dziewanowicz's hobby is very strange. He collects people who were born on the 29th of February. One day he sees that in his collection there are two men with the same name, the same birth place, the same date of birth and the same ...
Style: microfilm
Plot: death by gunshot, barracks, stewardess, motorcycle, stolen identity, kissing, investigation, hospital, multiple murder, false identity, murder, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Grind (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Plot: chase, heist gone wrong, explosion, blood splatter, master criminal, hunting, surveillance, violence, master thief, hostage, heist, blood spatter ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Scene of the Crime: A Tooth for a Tooth (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man who has just become unemployed kills his closest relatives before he judges himself. Commissioner Schimanski determined.
Plot: revenge, murder, police, female nudity, riot, explosion, bloody body of a child, dead boy, male underwear, motorcycle
Place: europe, germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, crime gone awry, disorder, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, hostage, murder, chases and races, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, danger, mob boss, escapades, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: restaurant, heist, kidnapping, bank, crimes, gangsters, confined, hostages, adventurer, crime gone awry, rescue, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Running Time (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ex-con who sets out to rob the prison ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, real time, buddies, gang, crime gone awry, rivalry, crimes, partners, disorder, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Kings of Crime (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This is a story of a war between two powerful criminal gangs and their 'dons' (vory v zakone) in the communist Soviet Union. Corruption, cynical rhetoric, deaths of innocent people.
Plot: career criminal, corruption, gangster, murder, kill, gangsters
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, hostages, crimes, hopes, crime, murder, redemption, trapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
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Killing Zoe (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Zed (Eric Stoltz) is an American vault-cracker who travels to Paris to meet up with his old friend Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade). Eric and his gang have planned to raid the only bank in the city which is open on Bastille day. After offering his ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, aids, safecracker, storage unit, bank robbery, violence spree, murder, gold, junkie, prostitute, bank, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
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The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, romancing a criminal, gunfight, group of criminals, robbery, perfect crime, gang, thief, crimes, chases and races, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%