Movies like Heat 1986

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Heat (1986)
 5.6
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Heat (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, rape, fight, prostitute, casino, money, con artists, bodyguard, mafia, rapist, tough guy, psychopath, suicide, hospital, bully, organized crime, castration, gambler, locket ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, venice

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Most similar movies to Heat

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, murder, vengeance and violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Heat: Wild Card (2015), Stick (1985), The Kill Reflex (1989), Stiletto (2008), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gambling, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
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100%
 5.7
 2K
Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, betrayal, gangsters, revenge, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, best friends, rivalry, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, gangsters, assassination, battle zone, vengeance, police corruption, murder, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, police investigation, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty, police detective, betrayal, criminal's revenge, assassin, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, violence spree, gunfight, betrayal, bodyguard, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, protagonist as suspect, gangsters, law enforcement, investigation, on the run, crimes, heroes, dishonesty, tough heroes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, partners, crimes, gangsters, murder, prostitution, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, tough heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, organized crime, criminal's revenge, criminal, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.2
 34K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brutality, brother brother relationship, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 1K
The Runner (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, pregnancy, bookies, addiction, crimes, dishonesty, survival, gangsters, love and romance, foot fetish, lust, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, working undercover, hitman, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, nurse, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, fight, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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 ⇓
22%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, gangsters, taxi driver, vigilantism, hitman, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, manhunt, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, salt lake city utah, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, gang, politics, crime gone awry, crimes, prison, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, gambling, heist ...
Time: 60s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
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Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vigilantism, prison, vengeance, working undercover, tough heroes, hitman, graphic violence, hostage, master criminal, track down ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.7
 820
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, special agents, vengeance, police corruption, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jay Hernandez (Friday Night Lights), Mario Van Peebles (Ali), Luis Guzmán (Carlito's Way) and Sean Combs (Monster's Ball) star in the gripping tale of the early years of gangster legend Carlito Brigante. Seduced by the power of the brutal ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, gang, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, best friends, betrayal, master criminal, tragic hero, ambition, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, undercover, tough heroes, chase, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, justice, revenge, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: neo noir, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, prostitute, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, confined, fish out of water, theft, criminal heroes, destiny ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
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Framed (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Director Phil Karlson harks back to the no-nonsense, no-thrills directness of his 1950s "B" pictures in Framed. Joe Don Baker plays Ron, a high-rolling gambler that always seems to loose his big scores. Framed by the film's villains ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, police corruption, frame up, prison, vengeance, nightclub, gambling, vigilantism, death row, false accusation, prison life, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 50s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.1
 136K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, mafia, organized crime, betrayal, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, track down, special agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 802
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, femme fatale, rivalry, crimes, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, betrayal, criminal heroes, track down, small town, dishonesty, crimes, police shootout, memory loss, graphic violence, police officer, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 20K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, left to die, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, track down, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.5
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, gang, master warrior, police corruption, small town, fight, one man army, crimes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Gutshot Straight (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gambling, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, couple relations, crime boss, poker, sexual relations, dangerous animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%