Movies like The Crook

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The Crook (1970)
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The Crook (1970)
Original name: Le voyou
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A thief known as Simon the Swiss faces up and downs in his criminal profession.
Style: tense, clever, serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, stylized, twist ending
Plot: kidnapping, child abduction, crimes, confined, graphic violence, dishonesty, criminal heroes, disorder, crime gone awry, cons and scams, failed attempt, gangsters, vengeance, prison escape, hostage situation, cinema, car chase, counterfeit money, movie theatre, scam, ransom, escape, ransom demand, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, bank clerk ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, brussels, brussels belgium

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Most similar movies to The Crook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gangsters, kidnapping and heist mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Crook: Action Man (1967), Cry in the Woods (2004), The Finger Man (1962), The Wild Card (2004), Max & Jeremie (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Action Man (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American (Robert Stack) talks a retired French crook (Jean Gabin) into robbing a bank, but kidnappers demand the loot as ransom.
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: restaurant, kidnapping, heist, bank, disorder, hostage, confined, gangsters, crime gone awry, rescue, criminal heroes, gang ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, confined, hostage, murder, female nudity, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.8
 10K
The Finger Man (1962)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, frame up, heist, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, confined, gangsters, betrayal, tough heroes, crumbling marriage, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Max & Jeremie (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Even among bombers and murderers, there is a social ladder, a hierarchy to climb. Jeremie is a mere bomber who blows up people and places for mobsters in Paris. He may not look it, scruffy lad that he is, but he is a sensitive fellow, and he feels ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Plot: gangsters, retiring, hitman, graphic violence, criminal heroes, crimes, police brutality, immaturity, murder, police, violence, train ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.6
 1K
Tempo (2003)
Genre: Romance, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, Luxembourg, UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jenny, a young American woman, moves to Paris and gets involved with Jack, who is seemingly the man of her dreams. However, he has a lot to hide and Jenny quickly gets entangled his dangerous lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, femme fatale, love triangle, mistaken identity, love and romance, crimes, chase, betrayal, couples, heist, fall in love, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, munich germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, law enforcement, crimes, fish out of water, criminal heroes, dishonesty, disorder, tough heroes, culture clash, organized crime, bandit ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, usa, france, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 7K
The Entitled (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, breaking point, confinement indoors, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, rich, cell phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disorder, stalking, confined, dishonesty, gangsters, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, hostage, heist, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 3K
Judex (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Georges Franju's Judex is an arch, playful tribute to the serials of the influential silent filmmaker Louis Feuillade. Franju shuffles through the plot of Feuillade's lengthy serial of the same name, about an adventurer named Judex ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, righting the wronged, injustice, vengeance, dishonesty, fighting crime, crimes, mysterious character, escapades, heroes, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Crime Insiders (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Parisian criminal gang fall apart after challenges to the gang's leader lessen his influence.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, criminal heroes, prison, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, right hand man, hitman, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, africa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
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Days of Grace (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.
Style: tense, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, gang, police detective, couples, police corruption, couple relations, vengeance, hostage, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 9K
A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, clever, stylized ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, gangsters, friendship, police inspector, driver, bank robbery, criminal, double life, police, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.3
 10K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, gang, crimes, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, disorder, confined, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 1K
Chaos (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, non-linear, serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, confined, riddles and clues, mystery, obsession, disorder, kidnapping, switching roles, abduction, crimes, chaos and mayhem, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime boss, suspect, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), new year ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 1K
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, coldhearted, crime and punishment, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Paris Countdown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, psychopath, race against time, survival, friendship, on the run, betrayal, murder, chase, police, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, mexico, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: On a cold November day in 1983, is the world's most successful and richest brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer the door of his office abducted. What follows is the most notorious and infamous kidnapping case that the Netherlands ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, ransom, crimes, confined, captivity, businessman, abuse, abduction, beer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, escaped prisoner, betrayal, righting the wronged, escape, armored truck, prison escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 8K
The Hit (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance...
Style: road movie, neo noir, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, hitman, vengeance, desert, village, destiny, village life, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, dark humor ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Sleepless Night (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent is a crooked cop whose drug heist goes wrong when he is stabbed and the criminals he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but discovers his loot belongs to a powerful mob boss who kidnaps ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, kidnapping, cop as target, law enforcement, crime gone awry, family in danger, corrupt law enforcer, chase, rivalry, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, kidnapping, cons and scams, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: suspense, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, cons and scams, bank, heist, career change, dark humor, disorder, satire, dishonesty, politics, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 24K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, police investigation, sniper, nightclub, pimp, thief, escape, prison, police, crimes, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
If... Dog... Rabbit (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Johnnie Cooper served time for an armed robbery that also his father and brother participated in. When he's released from jail he's determined to live a normal life and gets work at a gas station. But soon his brother pays a visit.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: warden, gas station, escape, graphic violence, on the run, gangsters, unlikely criminals, manhunt, going straight, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 1K
The Code (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Dris is an ex-con, living in the borderline between a decent and a criminal life. He has a regular and simple work and lives a simple life with his wife Lise and loves his family. However, his childhood friends from his Arab community, including his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, gang, going straight, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, drug dealing, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Walking Vengeance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana (Elena Anaya) tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora (Ariadna Gil), and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, neo noir
Plot: vengeance, family problems, heist, gangsters, family relations, cons and scams, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, strong female character, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 13K
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, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%