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The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
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The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Original name: Les égouts du paradis
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 the nickname, "the great drain robbery," and this romanticized cinematic retelling of the true story stars Francis Huster as Spaggiari.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, storage unit, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, bank robbery, caper, master criminal, master thief, robbery, tunnel, planning, sewer, recruiting, shop owner, chases and races, crime
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, nice france

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Most similar movies to The Sewers of Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, rivalry, law enforcement and chases and races mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Sewers of Paradise: Not for, or Against (2003), The Gang (1977), Black (2009), This Thing of Ours (2002), Tell (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, crimes, dishonesty, murder, bank, criminal gang, bank robbery, jewelry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 652
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: sincere, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, gang, chase, siege, marriage, police ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 378
Black (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A Senegalese bank-robber born and raised in France is getting over a disastrous heist. As he considers going straight, his cousin calls him from Dakar with an easy opportunity.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, escapades, crime gone awry, arms dealer, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry, hiding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
This Thing of Ours (2002)
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, master criminal, bank robbery, heist, uninhibited rivalry, missing person, kidnapping, rivalry, folk hero, criminal heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 540
The Upper Hand (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Paris, a gold smuggler is at war with other local gangsters who want piece of the action. Then the mob shows up and makes things worse. And an undercover US Treasury Department agent is trying to infiltrate the smuggle business.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, heroes, rivalry, government agency, special agents, gangsters, dishonesty, gang, hidden identity, undercover, criminal heroes, journalism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: cuba, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.6
 919
Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: lovers on the run, partners, love and romance, criminal heroes, bank, crimes, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, rivalry, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, loss of partner, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, police chase, police officer killed, graphic violence, godparent, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Sultans of the South (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 95 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, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, violence, escape, graphic violence, chief of police, ambush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, on the run, partners, police investigation, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crimes, gang, law enforcement, track down, heist, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Hand Gun (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack is in the midst of a major robbery, which leaves him injured and his accomplices dead. Jack manages to hide the $500,000 from the robbery before he makes his way to his death bed.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, estrangement, power relations, family relations, disorder, riddles and clues, siblings relations, criminal heroes, treasure hunt, crime gone awry, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.7
 1K
Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police detective, tough heroes, loss of partner, armored car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ultimate Heist (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son and heir, Anton, dreams of breaking free and making his own ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, gang, hopes, starting over, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, parents and children, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Second Breath (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: With his customary restraint and ruthless attention to detail, director Jean-Pierre Melville follows the parallel tracks of French underworld criminal Gu (the inimitable Lino Ventura), escaped from prison and roped into one last robbery, and the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: one last job, heist, master criminal, gangsters, betrayal, robbery, prison, tough heroes, petty criminal, lovers on the run, gang, crime gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, europe, france, south of france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, escaped prisoner, betrayal, escape, righting the wronged, armored truck, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 615
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, kidnapping, heist, bank, confined, gangsters, crime gone awry, rescue, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, clergy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 767
Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, heist, bank, storage unit, crime gone awry, adventure, law enforcement, master criminal, chase, rivalry, on the run, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, car chase, fighting crime, crimes, drug abuse, tough law enforcer, gangsters, hotshot hero, lone wolves, injustice, drug lord, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: exciting, tense, cynical, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, vengeance, loss of partner, criminal's revenge, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes, graphic violence, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
L.A. Takedown (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, crime gone awry, crimes, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, fish out of water, law enforcement, crimes, culture clash, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, tough heroes, organized crime, bandit ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, usa, france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, survival, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
 210
Down the Drain (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dishonest lawyer devises a scheme to rob a bank by recruiting criminals he has represented to do the job for him. When the robbery is completed, he learns that the "loot" from the vault is in fact a microchip containing top-secret ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, heist, storage unit, farce, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crime gone awry, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bandit vs. Samurai Squad (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: religions or cults, heist, cons and scams, martial arts, vengeance, crimes, adventure, law enforcement, betrayal, samurai, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, disorder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 89
Thief (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A professional thief tries to break with his past but has to pull off one last job to pay off a gambling debt.
Style: realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: heist, mystery, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, going straight, dishonesty, gambling, cat burglar, robbery, gambler, debt
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 939
Dog Day (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dog Day is a 1984 film starring Lee Marvin. A criminal shows up at a farmhouse with the law on his heels and several million dollars in his possession. The supporting cast includes Tina Louise and Juliette Mills. The movie was directed by Yves ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, farm, looking for sex, fish out of water, fugitives, espionage, dishonesty, betrayal, lovers on the run, unlikely criminals, love and romance, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 176
Snow Job (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A famous skier (Jean-Claude Killy), his mistress (Danièle Gaubert) and a ski instructor (Cliff Potts) rob a bank in the Alps and hide the loot in a crevasse.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: heist, skiing, resort, caper, ski resort, insurance investigator, mountain, conspiracy, disorder, on the run, unlikely criminals, hidden identity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%