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, gang, infidelity, disorder, drug abuse, couple relations, hitman, love triangle, betrayal, crimes, frame up, vengeance, rivalry, ambition, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, on the run, heist, addiction, fall in love, athlete's life, road not taken, nothing to lose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Butcher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Butcher: One in the Chamber (2012), Setup (2011), Facade (1999), Don't Look Back (1996), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, corruption, mob boss, murder, mob hit, gangsters, damsel in distress, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, prisoner, partners, criminal, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.4
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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, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dark humor, rivalry, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hotel, apocalypse, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, heroin addict, murder, best friends, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes, violence spree, gunfight, betrayal, bodyguard, dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge, woman in danger, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 3.8
 399
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crime gone awry, adventure, betrayal, dishonesty, hidden identity, partners, buddies, rivalry, disorder, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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, realistic, twists and turns, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, mind game, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.5
 584
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, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, vengeance, disorder, investigation, rescue, crimes, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 13K
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, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, rivalry, partners, crimes, map, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, strong violent content, disorder, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4K
The Mechanik (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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gang, survival, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one man army, crimes, athlete's life, bodyguard, vengeance, rivalry, gang, one against many, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crimes, on the run, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, parents and children, frame up, gangsters, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, law enforcement, partners, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, special agents, dishonesty, on the run, frame up, survival, murderous pair, graphic violence, office, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, debt, police shootout, going straight, unlikely criminals, tough law enforcer, betrayal, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.3
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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, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, ambition, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.5
 386
The Collectors (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: graphic violence, on the run, criminal's revenge, partners, fighting crime, police corruption, hitman, chase, crime gone awry, partners against crime, gangsters, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 907
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, dishonesty, destiny, betrayal, assassin, murder, violence, drug abuse, low lives, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 122K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, fight scenes, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.0
 533
Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, chaos and mayhem, siblings relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, betrayal, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 17K
Catch .44 (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, woman in danger, hitman, crimes, murder, police officer, gunfight, tough girl, strong female presence, mansion, impersonating a police officer, last stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%