Movies like The Butcher 2009

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The Butcher (2009)
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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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, drug abuse, gang, couple relations, infidelity, disorder, crimes, vengeance, hitman, love triangle, betrayal, ambition, frame up, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, crime gone awry, on the run, heist, athlete's life, crime, addiction, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes and deadly mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Butcher: Facade (1999), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009), Don't Look Back (1996), Scenes of the Crime (2001), The Immortals (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, hotel, infidelity, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, rivalry, violence spree, tough heroes, deadly, chases and races, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, murder, heroin addict, criminal's revenge, going straight, homecoming, drug abuse, best friends, danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, reluctant partners, mind game, partners, odd couple, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.9
 353
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, friends, cons and scams, rivalry, chase, hidden identity, on the run, crime gone awry, betrayal, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.3
 495
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, chases and races, disorder, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, rivalry, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, heroes, security, violence, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, murder, gang, drug dealing, revenge, gangsters, chase, danger, crimes, crime, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 718
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, criminal's revenge, heist, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, master criminal, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, working undercover, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, working undercover, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, hitman, tough law enforcer, undercover, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, dishonesty, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, gang, brother brother relationship, one last job, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 83K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, martial arts, lone wolves, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, strong violent content, disorder, violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 454
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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, rescue, crimes, disorder, missing person, vengeance, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, violence spree, one against many, gangster, mob boss, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, frame up, survival, chases and races, special agents, on the run, deadly, murderous pair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, danger, one man army, gangsters, gang, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.8
 336
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, disorder, chases and races, crime, crimes, car chase, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, new orleans, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 404
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: serious, rough, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, friends, heist, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, gang, frame up, chases and races, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Interview with a Hitman (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, who to trust, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, mafia, faked death, crime boss, assassination, united kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.2
 840
Assassins Tale (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, destiny, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, danger, murder, violence, heroes, crime, low lives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: chases and races, hostages, criminal heroes, disorder, fugitives, crimes, criminal's revenge, chase, rivalry, crime gone awry, gang, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 441
Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, debt, police shootout, tough heroes, unlikely criminals, going straight, criminal heroes, betrayal, master criminal, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, crimes, robbery, rivalry, chases and races, confined, danger, dishonesty, robbery gone awry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy, Manhattanite brothers Dylan, Logan and a group of their friends head to Brooklyn for a concert when they meet notorious gangster, Simon and make an ill-advised deal with him. Soon, things go wrong and now the group is desperately running ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, on the run, disorder, escapades, chases and races, danger, isolation, chase, survival, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, prostitute, criminal's revenge, fish out of water, theft, dishonesty, crime gone awry, confined, gangsters, criminal heroes, disorder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, heist, crime gone awry, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, tough heroes, master criminal, disorder, hitman, danger, on the run, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%