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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: love affair, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crimes, love and romance, couples, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, hopes, murder, empire, female nudity, blonde, voyeur, nudity (full frontal - brief), russian roulette, waitress, strip club, pole dancer, chases and races, bikini, breasts ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, rivalry, female nudity and gangsters mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Box: Shadows & Lies (2010), Back in the Day (2005), For the Love of Money (2012), Coastlines (2002), Public Enemies (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, rough, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rescue, lovers on the run, crimes, woman in danger, gangsters, rivalry, jealousy, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, neo noir
Plot: murder, gang, racism, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over, criminal heroes, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
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93%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Crime, 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: mafia, starting over, going straight, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, crimes, criminal heroes, heist, graphic violence, family relations, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, israel
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91%
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, starting over, going straight, vengeance, family problems, couples, crimes, rehabilitation, dishonesty, love and romance, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, criminal, confined, special agents, criminal heroes, law enforcement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery ...
Time: 1930s
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79%
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, starting over, daring rescue, woman in danger, heroes, forced into action, hopes, crimes, wrestling, chance, graphic violence, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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77%
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Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, crimes, family relations, hopes, parents and children, released from prison, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, brother brother relationship, false accusation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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74%
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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: gangsters, cons and scams, going straight, addiction, drug dealing, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, family relations, strong violent content, parents and children, crime gone awry, betrayal, disorder, violence, gangsters, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.0
 840
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, female nudity, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), corvette
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
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65%
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Bummer 2 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film takes place a few years after the events shown in Bummer. Kostyan "Kot", who lost all his friends, the woman he loved and was nearly killed in the first installment of the film tries to begin a new, peaceful life. But is it ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: crimes, starting over, haunted by the past, car trip, on the road, car, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, gangsters, survival, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: lovers on the run, partners, criminal heroes, on the road, vengeance, murderous pair, confined, love and romance, crimes, haunted by the past, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, prison, vengeance, violence spree, confined, haunted by the past, gang, murder, crimes, tough heroes, criminal heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: lovers on the run, hitchhiker, chase, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, on the road ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: entertaining, light, tense, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: heist, crimes, opposites attract, criminal heroes, couples, love affair, bank, fish out of water, hostage, romance, police, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, gas station, warden, car chase, disorder, family relations, siblings relations, store, cons and scams, heist, prison, family life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, monster ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, tense, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, serial killer, investigation, crumbling marriage, family problems, family in danger, mind game, amateur detective, couples, couple relations, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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47%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, seduction, woman in danger, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, mystery, love affair, couples, crimes, dishonesty, teenage girl, age difference ...
Time: 90s
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47%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, master criminal, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, confined, drug dealing, dishonesty, unlikely partners, friendship, couples, male nudity, gold mine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
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46%
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, psychopath, mentally unstable, confined, haunted by the past, woman in danger, redemption, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, female prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, murder, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: fugitives, prison, on the run, starting over, criminal heroes, destiny, society, prison life, couple relations, confined, couples, escape ...
Time: 1920s
Place: argentina, latin america
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43%
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: psychological, disturbing, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: accountant, nightmare, hitman, crimes, sex scene, criminal heroes, vengeance, kidnapping, murder, violence, torture, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
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Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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, realistic, erotic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: erotica, murder, infidelity, betrayal, femme fatale, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, couples, power relations, dangerous attraction, train ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
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Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, frame up, husband wife relationship, criminal, murder, revenge, ex convict, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sexy, mind bending, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: accidental death, motel, boat, adultery, swimming, religion, supernatural, couples, family problems, crimes, dishonesty, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
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39%