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, 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, realistic, serious and surprise ending films with plots about heist, murder, gangsters, police, hostage, crimes and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cat: Mark of the Tortoise (1964), Puzzle (2006), Assault in Paradise (1977), Porno: Situación límite (1982), A Cop (1972). 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, knife thrower, female criminal, turtle, criminal gang, man in a wheelchair, blackmail
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95%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, confined, deadly, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: ransom, hostage, crossbow, hitman, police officer, millionaire, revenge, helicopter, city, threat, corruption, murder
Place: arizona, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, hostage, hotel, female nudity, lesbianism, money, charity, yacht, sadism, erotica, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, atmospheric, stylized, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, police, double life, criminal, bank robbery, police inspector, driver, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 400
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 ⇓
50%
Hunters of the Night (1984)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 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, disguise, gold bar, blood, violence, drunkenness, undercover cop, gangster, murder, mafia, gangsters, crazy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 14
The Grind (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Plot: hostage, explosion, heist, blood splatter, hunting, master criminal, surveillance, blood spatter, master thief, one last job, heist gone wrong, violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: ex wife, divorce, clarinet, police, parent child relationship, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity, marriage, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, bank, heist, robbery, bank robber, kidnapping, breasts, sex, escape, bank robbery, violence, police officer shot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Hostage Tower (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Plot: eiffel tower paris, hostage situation, fistfight, ransom, rescue mission, capture, ransom demand, female nudity, revenge, laser, extortion, criminal ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Bank Job (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Terry is a small-time car dealer trying to leave his shady past behind and start a family. Martine is a beautiful model from Terry's old neighbourhood who knows that Terry is no angel. When Martine proposes a foolproof plan to rob a bank, Terry ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, political corruption, murder, blackmail, mafia, extortion, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, proposal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: london, england, europe, bahamas, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 563K
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, gunfight, neo noir, bank robbery, robbery, thief, group of criminals, crimes, crime, one last job, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Finding Steve McQueen (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1972, a gang of close-knit thieves from Youngstown, Ohio attempt to steal $30 million in illegal contributions. Based on the true story of the biggest bank heist in US history.
Plot: bank robbery, heist, watergate, theft, fbi, investigator, jukebox, fbi agent, girlfriend, flashback, bar, brother ...
Time: 70s, year 1980
Place: ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, real time, crime, criminal heroes, buddies, gang, disorder, prison, cons and scams, master criminal, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: gangster, corruption, kill, career criminal, gangsters
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.5
 359
[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, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, survival, hostage, fear, murder, mercenary, father son relationship, torture, telephone call, race against time ...
Place: south america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gangster's Law (1969)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A con man pulls a double-cross on a gang of vicious bank robbers.
Plot: criminal, bank robbery, partnership, revenge, gangster, gangsters
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Seven Golden Men (1965)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After bungling a job in London, Albert, an international thief, masterminds a plan to rob a Geneva bank of 7 tons of gold. Assisted by the seductive Giorgia, who works from within the bank, and six other accomplices, Albert sets himself up in an ...
Plot: heist, gold, caper, reflection in a mirror, bank vault, underground, camera, telephone call, bus, looking in a window, storage unit, diving ...
Place: geneva switzerland, italy, rome italy, switzerland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: criminal gang, police investigation, murder, police detective, police procedural, kicked in the crotch, crime investigation, contamination, police officer killed
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
In the Name of the Law (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of four policemen is known for cruising the streets of Stockholm in their van, looking for drunks or criminals they can beat up with their batons. Lately witnesses saw them pick up a drunk who later was found dead. The four policemen deny ...
Plot: police brutality, police procedural, police
Place: stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 110
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, murder, betrayal, heist, armored car robbery, criminal gang
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Orders Signed in White (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A gang raid a bank, making off with a nice tidy sum and head off to a hideout in the mountains to take refuge (with a few women in tow to keep them company).
Plot: gun, gang, robbery, raid, women, mute woman, hiding place, car, chase, police, rifle, bank ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Out of Order (1984)
Genre: Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's Friday evening. The lift repairman leaves the building and wants to finish his work on Monday. But he doesn't know there are four men in the building. They use the lift but stay in it about 100 meters from the floor. They have little ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, elevator, psychopath, danger, crimes, catastrophe, adventure, deadly, confined, escapades, survival, skyscraper ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 352K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, entertaining, intellectual, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, twists & turns, con artists, perfect crime, crimes, crime, thief, buddies, rivalry, jail, greed, goon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, rome italy, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
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33%
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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, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, betrayal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: realistic, serious, cynical, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: restaurant, kidnapping, heist, bank, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, rescue, going straight ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 248K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.6
 332K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, tricky, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostage, bank robbery, bank, thief, perfect crime, crime, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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