Movies like The Box 2003

If you like "The Box" you are looking for tense, rough and serious movies about / with starting over, love affair, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, going straight, lovers on the run and crimes themes of Crime, Drama and Thriller genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Box (2003)
 4.9
 449
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: starting over, love affair, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, going straight, lovers on the run, crimes, love and romance, hopes, couples, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, chases and races, murder, crime, blonde, female nudity, voyeur, russian roulette, breasts, waitress, bikini, strip club, pole dancer, red panties ...
Time: contemporary

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Box

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, rivalry and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Box: For the Love of Money (2012), Shadows & Lies (2010), Back in the Day (2005), Coastlines (2002), Public Enemies (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, crimes, lifestyle, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.2
 952
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: tense, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, woman in danger, crimes, lovers on the run, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rescue, gangsters, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, crimes, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance, introspection, criminal heroes, starting over, dishonesty, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.8
 634
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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, starting over, going straight, vengeance, love affair, friendship, family problems, couples, human nature, crimes, rehabilitation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
rough movies
8202
hopes movies
5992
couples movies
10714
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crime, dishonesty, crimes, special agents, confined, law enforcement, criminal heroes, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, chases and races, starting over, daring rescue, hopes, woman in danger, forced into action, heroes, crimes, one last chance, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, redemption, witness protection, murder, violence, crime, graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, parents and children, disorder, strong violent content, crime gone awry, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 813
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, crime, corvette, gangster, sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: lovers on the run, murderous pair, partners, on the road, criminal heroes, vengeance, confined, love and romance, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: tense, light, entertaining, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: heist, crimes, couples, opposites attract, criminal heroes, love affair, fish out of water, bank, hostage, crime, romance, kidnapper kidnapped relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: warden, parole officer, gas station, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, crime, hopes, on the run, criminal heroes, crimes, starting over ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, criminal's revenge, rivalry, betrayal, love and romance, on the run, deadly, crimes, lovers on the run, heist, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
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: psychological, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, serial killer, investigation, crumbling marriage, family in danger, family problems, couples, mind game, amateur detective, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
murder movies
18125
crime movies
5955
realistic movies
28213
blonde movies
2556
 6.6
 792
La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, starting over, on the run, criminal heroes, fugitives, destiny, prison life, couples, society, couple relations, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 441
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, couples, murder, woman in danger, danger, deadly, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, mental institution, woman in danger, redemption, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, confined, crime and punishment, criminal psychologist, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, master criminal, dishonesty, unlikely partners, drug dealing, criminal heroes, confined, couples, friendship, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, seduction, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, mystery, couples, love affair, crimes, crime, dishonesty, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crime, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
King of the Ants (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: rough, disturbing, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: accountant, hitman, nightmare, crimes, crime, murder, vengeance, criminal heroes, kidnapping, revenge, golf, drifter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 988
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, revenge, murder, criminal, ex convict, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, deadly, unfulfillment, rise and fall, ambition, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 924
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: stylized, sexual, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, investigation, dealing with death, betrayal, clergy, deadly, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 2K
Forever Mine (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hotel cabana boy falls for the wife of a powerful politico. But when she confesses to the affair, her husband determines to end it forever.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, love affair, haunted by the past, couple relations, love triangle, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, crimes, hidden identity, infidelity, lovers reunited ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%