Movies like A Shot in the Dark 2005

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A Shot in the Dark (2005)
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A Shot in the Dark (2005)
Original name: Um Tiro no Escuro
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, airport, bank robbery, gang, criminal heroes, survival, crimes, confined, parents and children, amateur detective, law enforcement, rivalry, disorder, heist, stewardess, crime, babies and infants, bank, bar, love, police, stripper, father daughter relationship, teamwork, mother daughter relationship
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lisbon portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races and crime gone awry mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like A Shot in the Dark: Newsmakers (2009), Black (2009), Ready 2 Die (2014), High Voltage (1997), Traffickers (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 868
Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, tv show, rivalry, law enforcement, journalism, media, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 335
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: bank, interpol, criminal heroes, heist, crime, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, escapades, arms dealer, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 4.4
 798
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.3
 512
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: rivalry, on the run, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, master criminal, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 621
Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, danger, gang, kidnapping, ship, disorder, crimes, crime, graphic violence, organ harvesting, female nudity, molestation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 753
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 535
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: state affairs, terrorism, kidnapping, political conspiracy, confined, racism, heroes, danger, crimes, dishonesty, hostage, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, deadly, hitman, disorder, tough heroes, kidnapping, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, starting over, gang, hopes, revenge, family relations, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.4
 221
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, bank, heist, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 592
Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, tough heroes, friendship, parents and children, family relations, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime, disorder, criminal heroes, bank robbery, escape, violence, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, mexico, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 80
Chess Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Mina (Priscila Fantin) is arrested for defrauding the Social Security and beyond to defend the other inmates need to escape from the prison director of surveillance (Tuca Andrada). The crime involved a Senator (Antonio Calloni), trying in every way ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mind game, prison life, rivalry, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, prison, strong female presence, psychological torture, crime, graphic violence, corruption
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 655
Acid Factory (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: environmentalism, disorder, kidnapping, confined, factory, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, memory loss, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 3K
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters, heist, brother brother relationship, crimes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, danger, confined, rape, teenage rape, showdown, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.6
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, chase, hostage, vengeance, mind game, hostages, danger, confined, rescue, rivalry, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, danger, confined, deadly, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 890
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, suspense, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, gang, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty, fall in love, disorder, cons and scams, police corruption, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.9
 183
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, police, friendship, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, deadly, vengeance, confined, gang, tough heroes, murder, heroes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 12K
All the Best (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: After his hatred of dishonesty costs him his job, an embittered man goes over to the dark side and plots to rob the bank he once managed.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, crime, vengeance, mental illness, criminal heroes, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.5
 870
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, police detective, psychopath, danger, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, deadly, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, rivalry, gang, drug dealing, law enforcement, working undercover, crime, crimes, car chase, loss of partner, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, crimes, fighting crime, master criminal, bank robbery, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, folk hero, criminal's revenge, manhunt, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Big Swindle (2004)
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 ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, bank robbery, rivalry, crimes, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, on the run, disorder, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, master criminal, violence, criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, hostage, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, hostages, danger, vigilantism, bollywood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%