Movies like The Box 2003

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The Box (2003)
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The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and things get complicated. It's noir so the plot isn't the main focus but the mood of the film is consistent and properly downbeat. The characters can't seem to shake the fate that hangs over them.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, crime, love and romance, starting over, hopes, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, chases and races, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, going straight, lovers on the run, woman in danger, blonde, female nudity, russian roulette, strip club, red panties, voyeur, panties, waitress, sex in bed, breasts, bikini ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly and going straight mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Box: Shooters (2002), Shadows & Lies (2010), If... Dog... Rabbit (1999), For the Love of Money (2012), Cold Around the Heart (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, rivalry, addiction, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, power relations, betrayal, heist, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, crime, parents and children, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.2
 852
Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: rescue, rivalry, love and romance, gangsters, lovers on the run, fall in love, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, danger, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gas station, parole officer, gangsters, crimes, siblings relations, hopes, unlikely criminals, betrayal, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: criminal heroes, hopes, crimes, crime, starting over, lifestyle, family relations, ambition, going straight, mafia
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: rough, cynical, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, on the run, vengeance, chases and races, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang, murder, vigilantism, crime gone awry, racism, urban, moral dilemma, introspection, starting over, society, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Learning Curve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Paul and Georgia are lovers, soul mates...and partners in crime. But when this duplicitous duo tries to dupe the wrong man, they are ensnared in a world more dangerous than they could ever have imagined. Seduced into working for him on dangerous ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, talky, tense
Plot: bar, crime gone awry, betrayal, lovers on the run, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, manipulations, rise to the top, crimes, love and romance, criminal heroes, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.5
 3K
Loaded (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young, wealthy club kid's life spirals downward into an out-of-control world of drugs, sex and violence.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: sexual relations, drug dealing, drug abuse, danger, addiction, gang, couples, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 1K
Hide (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern day Bonnie and Clyde - with a twist - that follows two lovers down a path of destruction, mayhem, and murder as they live in a world where it is acceptable to take whatever they want with murderous consequences.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, love and romance, crimes, lovers on the run, murderous pair, rivalry, partners, couples, deadly, violence spree, chases and races, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Three for the Devil (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man just released from a mental institution gets involved in a gold mine scheme while trying to avoid the cops, a wrathful drug dealer, and a sultry femme fatale.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, drug dealing, unlikely partners, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, confined, dishonesty, going straight, master criminal, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 2K
Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, hopes, crime, heroes, parents and children, danger, woman in danger, race against time, daring rescue, disorder, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 1K
No Way Home (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-cons future is threatened by his brother's involvement with drugs.
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: strip club, family life, dysfunctional family, prison life, human nature, introspection, friendship, estrangement, family problems, going straight, hopes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kill Me Later (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Her goldfish dead, her lover exposed as a rat, Shawn Holloway leaves her bank post and goes to the roof intent on suicide. Before she can leap, she's taken hostage by Charlie Anders, a fleeing bank robber. He and his partners have stolen a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, light, absurd, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, opposites attract, couples, crimes, love affair, bank, fish out of water, crime, romance, pregnancy, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crime, crimes, chases and races, woman in danger, danger, redemption, u.s. marshal, explosion, gun, bullet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.4
 793
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement, heist, police corruption, deadly, danger, crime gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
King of Paper Chasin' (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the city of 9 Million people everyone is engulfed in the everyday rat race chasing that almighty dollar. This movie tells the story of one of its own 'Carter Blanche'. Carter has staked his claim to the American dream. But history ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto, friends, artists and showbiz, hopes, crime, musician's life, crimes, criminal heroes, ambition, betrayal, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, nervous breakdown, home invasion, investigation, mind game, missing person, amateur detective, dishonesty, danger, family in danger, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.4
 635
B.U.S.T.E.D (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Everybody Loves Sunshine (released in the United States as B.U.S.T.E.D.), is a 1999 British independent film written and directed by Andrew Goth, and starring Rachel Shelley, David Bowie and Goldie. In the Pepperhill Estate of Manchester, an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, hopes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crimes, urban, gang, going straight, friends, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 11K
The Forger (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, family relations, going straight, family problems, heist, parents and children, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, child illness, terminal illness, single parent, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 398
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, dealing with death, investigation, hitman, serial killer, police detective, police investigation, rivalry, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 968
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, special agents, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, crime, confined, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, family life, betrayal ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 8K
Black Widow (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, crimes, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, couples, deadly, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.6
 376
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, gangster, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 567
Coastlines (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
Plot: infidelity, starting over, aging, human nature, couples, master criminal, small town life, unfulfillment, love and romance, hopes, love affair, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 280
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: farm, on the run, warehouse, mob boss, disorder, law enforcement, vengeance, crime gone awry, gang, frame up, going straight, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 335
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, love triangle, infidelity, danger, femme fatale, dishonesty, deadly, strong sexual content, couples, betrayal, train, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 1K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, disorder, crime gone awry, heist, hotel, crime, confined, criminal heroes, crimes, new year, suspect, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, danger, race against time, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, investigation, haunted by the past, terminal illness, vengeance, on the run, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, ambition, rise and fall, gang, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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