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The Defiant Ones (1986)
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The Defiant Ones (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Monroe and 'Joker' Johnson are two prisoners who despise each other. But after their prison transport crashes, they manage to escapechained to each other.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, escape, interracial relations, crimes, in the woods, friendship, confined, friends, racism, partners, on the run, fugitives, society, unlikely partners, chases and races, buddies, reluctant partners, african american, racial prejudice, racial tension, escaped convict, racial
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, on the run, law enforcement and rivalry mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Defiant Ones: Turn of Faith (2002), Prison on Fire II (1991), Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983), Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992), Wisdom (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, buddies, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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95%
Prison on Fire II (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders himself to authorities, but the vengeful chief of security, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, partners, unlikely partners, fugitives, confined, graphic violence, prison, vengeance, prison life, friends, tough heroes, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, hollywood, murder, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Bonnie & Clyde: The Real Story (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to teach Bonnie to drive. He falls in with WD Jones, ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: criminal heroes, partners, heist, love and romance, on the run, chase, crimes, murderous pair, deadly, violence spree, crime, criminal ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.8
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, police, gun, fbi, destiny, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Hard Choices (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenaged boy goes for a ride with his brother and the brother's friends, who proceed to rob a store and murder the clerk. They are caught and, despite the young boy's protestations, he is convicted of murder and sent to prison. A female ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, murder, kids in trouble, countryside, heist, store, siblings relations, fall in love, death row, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 427
Riot (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, prison, prisoner, adventure, criminal heroes, buddies, partners, life is a bitch, graphic violence, friends, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 60s
Place: arizona, minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 188
Keaton's Cop (1990)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ex-mobster Keaton, now living in a retirement home, narrowly misses being the target of a mob hit. Policemen Jake, an old friend of Keaton's, and Gable, a violent cop who takes an immediate disliking to the aging gangster are called in to keep ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, reluctant partners, partners, assassination attempt, crime, odd couple, unlikely partners, elderly, golden years, partners against crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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This Thing of Ours (2003)
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, bank, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, betrayal, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1994. Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crime, law enforcement, buddies, partners, crimes, police, female detective
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 8K
Fled (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, chase, manhunt, on the run, undercover, partners, adventure, crimes, rivalry, frame up, prison life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, danger, love and romance, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Hap and Leonard (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends set in the late 1980s. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the series follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, bad taste humour ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, racism, partners against crime, bounty hunter, interracial relations, crimes, crime, society, against the rules, fighting crime, gays and lesbians, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: gangsters, friendship, brooklyn new york city, crimes, friends, love affair, coming of age, youth, murder, revenge, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.0
 423
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, life is a bitch, partners, confined, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, frame up, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 3K
Columbus Day (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A thief tries to fix the damage done during the biggest heist of his career.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, friendship, heist, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, disorder, gangsters, murder, urban, friends, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: prison, fugitives, on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, confined, couples, destiny, prison life, couple relations, society, chases and races ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 2K
Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: starting over, chases and races, tough heroes, daring rescue, danger, woman in danger, heroes, forced into action, hopes, crimes, race against time, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... running for his life and his time is running out. He's escaped a Texas prison for the second time (risking life imprisonment if caught) to make it back to his wife and son. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, manhunt, injustice, family relations, crimes, obsessive quest, dishonesty, chases and races, fugitives, confined, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, couples, woman in danger, danger, crimes, fugitives, isolation, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, danger, race against time, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, crime, confined, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, woman in danger, police investigation, crimes, chase, hostage, hostages, terminal illness, kidnapping, diabetic, salvation, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 15K
Breakout Kings (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: convict, ex convict, partners, team, wanted, crime, crimes, manhunt, track down, going straight, law enforcement, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Wild Youth (1960)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A teenage escapee from a correctional facility falls in with a drug dealer operating near the Mexican border.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquent, society, crimes, downfall, youth, chases and races, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: 50s
Place: new mexico, latin america, canada, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
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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 ⇓
44%
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, interracial relations, racism, store, criminal heroes, society, deadly, crime, death wish, rebellion, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Straight Out of Brooklyn (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Special Jury Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival, this drama stars a then-19-year-old Matty Rich (who also wrote and directed it). Rich plays Larry, a troubled teen living in the rough Red Hook section of Brooklyn who decides he wants out ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: drug dealing, racism, coming of age, crime gone awry, family relations, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, city life, heist, courtroom drama, family life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 162
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, gambling, police, hip hop, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, false accusation, cons and scams, fall in love, love triangle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mikey and Nicky (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, a small-time bookie who stole mob money is in hiding and he begs a childhood friend to help him evade the hit-man who's on his trail.
Style: rough, clever, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, moral dilemma, neo noir, partners, best friends, crimes, criminal heroes, buddies ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Choice of Arms (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Two men break out of prison; a rival gang ambushes them. One is mortally wounded and tells the other, Mickey, to take him to the estate of a retired robber, Noel, who lives in comfort with his lovely and beloved wife, Nicole. The man dies, and ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, gangsters, prison escape, heist, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, gang, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%