Movies like The Butcher 2009

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The Butcher (2009)
 5.4
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The Butcher (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is set up to take the fall for a multi-million dollar heist involving a rival gang boss. Merle (Eric Roberts) is a gambler stuck on a twenty-year losing streak, but his luck is about to change. Surviving a trap that was intended to kill him, Merle makes away with a beautiful woman and a piece of the take. Most men in that position would have been content to simply walk away with their lives, but Merle has been loyal for twenty years. Realizing he's been betrayed, something inside snaps. They used to call him "The Butcher" as a joke, but the laughter turns to screams when Merle returns to deliver the ultimate punchline.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, on the run, gangsters, crimes, heist, drug abuse, vengeance, gang, athlete's life, hitman, couple relations, love triangle, betrayal, crime, addiction, ambition, infidelity, fall in love, frame up, road not taken, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, nothing to lose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, murder, gangsters, dishonesty and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Butcher: Don't Look Back (1996), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Facade (1999), Windfall (2002), The Immortals (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, heroin addict, murder, going straight, dishonesty, deadly, drug abuse, danger, best friends, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, violence spree, criminal heroes, chases and races, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.3
 228
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, serious, realistic, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, hotel, infidelity, woman in danger, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.8
 348
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robbers Ace and Scratch are caught in the act of robbing a casino vault and are caught after a long chase by the owner of the casino, who chooses not to send them to jail but instead hires them on as security consultants. The current head of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, heist, chase, rivalry, friends, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, partners, betrayal, criminal heroes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, disorder, partners, mind game, odd couple, reluctant partners, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 82K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, presumed dead, loss of friend, fbi, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crime, martial arts, lone wolves, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, crimes, athlete's life, bodyguard, rivalry, vengeance, gang, heroes, violence, gunfight, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, heist, investigation, one man army, revenge, fbi, assassin, murder, violence, gun, shotgun ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.2
 107K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, robbery, crime, betrayal, jewel robbery, cons and scams, fight scenes, thief, money, blood, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, chicago illinois, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, hostage, daughter, loss of partner, heroes, escapades, fugitives, chases and races, crimes, wilderness, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 29K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, robbery, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
House Under Siege (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Two young boys and a girl commit a diamond robbery on Halloween. During escape the girl is fatally shot. One of the boys knows a doctor (Jeremy London) who has a private clinic in his house. They decide to go to his house instead of the hospital ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, chase, uninhibited rivalry, fugitives, crime, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, confined, hostages, criminal's revenge, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, woman in danger, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, gang, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 26K
The Getaway (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, cynical, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chase, bank robbery, robbery, betrayal, prison, infidelity, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
 484
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gangsters, gang, prostitute, kidnapping, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Payback: Straight Up (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, vengeance, robbery, revenge, fish out of water, mad, dishonesty, disorder, birthday, obsession, destiny ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, chases and races, violence spree, mob boss, one against many, mob hit, corruption, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, prison, martial arts, vengeance, law enforcement, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug abuse, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, undercover, hitman, law enforcement, deadly, tough law enforcer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 167K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, frame up, revenge, kidnapping, framed for murder, chase, tough heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, europe, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 396
Red Line (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A car thief is seen stealing, and is blackmailed into stealing more cars for someone else's profit.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, heist, friends, frame up, gang, crime gone awry, danger, chases and races, gangsters, crime, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 332
The Collectors (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, law enforcement, partners, deadly, car chase, dishonesty, gory, buddies, fighting crime, crime gone awry, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Desert Saints (2002)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kiefer Sutherland is a hard-edged hit man. Known as the world's best professional killer, Sutherland is living a life of detached solitude when he is given an assignment that pairs him up with a sultry hitchhiker (Melora Walters). Before long, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, undercover, fbi, crimes, investigation, kidnapping, track down, on the run, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 11K
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, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime gone awry, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 434
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, investigation, crimes, rescue, missing person, disorder, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 1K
Hitman's Run (1999)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former mob hitman, now in witness protection, is forced to come out of retirement when his family is threatened by his cohorts. He teams up with a skateboarding kid, who has a computer disk that the mob wants to get their hands on that has a list ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, fbi, witnessing a crime, witness protection, woman in danger, danger, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, crime boss, buddy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, prison, rescue, danger, confined, heroes, master warrior, chases and races, on the run, tough heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%