Movies like The Butcher 2009

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The Butcher (2009)
 5.5
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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, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Butcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, crime, dishonesty, murder, chases and races and gangsters 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: hitman, on the run, drug dealing, heroin addict, murder, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, deadly, tough heroes, rivalry, chases and races, criminal heroes, violence spree, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.7
 222
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, dark humor, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, couples, clergy, sexual relations, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.9
 342
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: heist, gambling, crime, adventure, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, rivalry, chase, cons and scams, on the run ...
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, rough, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, crime gone awry, odd couple, partners, disorder, mind game, cons and scams, reluctant partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, tough heroes, athlete's life, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, gang, heroes, violence, corrupt cop, security ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, heist, investigation, one man army, revenge, fbi, assassin, gun, violence, murder, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, hostage, daughter, heroes, loss of partner, crimes, in the woods, escapades, chases and races, fugitives, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.7
 28K
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, danger, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 104K
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%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: confined, chases and races, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, master criminal, disorder, office, gang, frame up, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, gang, criminal's revenge, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 25K
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, couples, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.3
 470
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, crimes, chases and races, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, bank, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, robbery, betrayal, prostitute, revenge, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, obsession, birthday, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, danger, deadly, gangsters, gang, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, martial arts, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 387
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, parents and children, crime, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, frame up, gang, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 163K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain, UK, Germany
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, kidnapping, revenge, frame up, framed for murder, chase, chases and races, forced into action, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, danger, deadly, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, bullet, blood splatter, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, gory, partners, dishonesty, deadly, buddies, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, disorder, gang, crime gone awry, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, undercover, fbi, investigation, kidnapping, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, criminal heroes, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, criminal heroes, heist, police investigation, false accusation, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, crime gone awry, crimes, chases and races, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: hitman, fbi, witnessing a crime, witness protection, woman in danger, danger, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, one man army, crime boss, buddy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 419
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, crimes, investigation, rescue, disorder, vengeance, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 33K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, violence spree, ambition, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Contract Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cavalier contract killer Lee-Seng (Rob Young) flees his vengeful employer and a ruthless assassin (James Trevena-Brown) after failing to eliminate a team of vigilantes intent on ridding their city of drug dealers. Meanwhile, as the bullets start to ...
Style: realistic, surprise ending
Plot: on the run, betrayal, car chase, hitman, martial arts, danger, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, dishonesty, gory, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 94K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, revenge, on the run, attempted murder, one man army, police raid, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%