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 gangsters mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Box: Shooters (2002), Shadows & Lies (2010), Public Enemies (1996), If... Dog... Rabbit (1999), For the Love of Money (2012). 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, going straight, crime, rivalry, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, betrayal, heist, crime, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, criminal heroes, power relations, family relations, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, gangsters, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, love and romance, rivalry, lovers on the run, dishonesty, woman in danger, danger, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: heist, missing person, dishonesty, crime, gangsters, confined, criminal heroes, special agents, law enforcement, criminal, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: parole officer, gas station, crime gone awry, heist, prison, betrayal, manhunt, on the run, family relations, car chase, disorder, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: crime, hopes, going straight, criminal heroes, crimes, starting over, lifestyle, family relations, ambition, mafia
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, 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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, cynical, serious ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, chases and races, love and romance, heist, neo noir, on the run, crime, crimes, lovers on the run, criminal's revenge, betrayal ...
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, racism, moral dilemma, society, starting over, urban, introspection, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, talky, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: bar, murderous pair, criminal's revenge, crime, teenage life, crimes, cons and scams, lovers on the run, manipulations, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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 abuse, drug dealing, danger, addiction, gang, couples, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, going straight, confined, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, unlikely partners, crime, gambling, hotel, master criminal, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friends, family relations, forced into action, one last chance, buddies, disorder, race against time, woman in danger, danger, tough heroes, starting over, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: strip club, friendship, siblings relations, hopes, parents and children, going straight, crimes, family relations, couples, family problems, estrangement, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, fish out of water, bank, crime, romance, disorder, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 10K
Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, wanted, partners, love and romance, crime, couple relations, chases and races, fbi, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, scary ...
Plot: partners, criminal heroes, on the road, vengeance, murderous pair, lovers on the run, love and romance, confined, deadly, crimes, haunted by the past, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, serious
Plot: danger, woman in danger, on the run, crime, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, district attorney, witness protection, new identity, gun, bullet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, chases and races, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hip hop, rivalry, starting over, urban, friends, urban ghetto, dishonesty, best friends, drug dealing, going straight, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: serious, bleak, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, nervous breakdown, home invasion, missing person, amateur detective, deadly, couples, family problems, danger, woman in danger, family in danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, going straight, urban, friends, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal heroes, gang, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: disturbing, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, danger, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, hitman, serial killer, police detective, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: accountant, nightmare, crime, hitman, vengeance, criminal heroes, violence, kidnapping, golf, drifter, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime, gang, gangster, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: touching, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: infidelity, going straight, crimes, aging, human nature, starting over, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, hopes, unfulfillment, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: farm, on the run, warehouse, mob boss, crime, going straight, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, vengeance ...
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, serious, suspenseful, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, femme fatale, strong sexual content, couples, dishonesty, deadly, infidelity, love triangle, betrayal, train, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: serious, rough, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, hotel, new year, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, confined, criminal heroes, heist, delinquent, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, loss of partner, confined, crime, hostages, on the run, vengeance, danger ...
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, rise and fall, ambition, gang, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, unfulfillment, crimes, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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