Movies like The Box 2003

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The Box (2003)
 4.9
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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, woman in danger, going straight, criminal's revenge, lovers on the run, blonde, female nudity, voyeur, russian roulette, breasts, waitress, bikini, strip club, red panties, panties, sex in bed ...
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, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, female nudity, rivalry and profanity mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Box: Shadows & Lies (2010), For the Love of Money (2012), Shooters (2002), Public Enemies (1996), One Eyed King (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
 859
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: danger, love and romance, fall in love, crimes, criminal heroes, woman in danger, rescue, lovers on the run, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: ambition, starting over, going straight, hopes, crimes, lifestyle, profanity, criminal heroes, mafia, crime, family relations
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, addiction, drug dealing, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, strong violent content, disorder, violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.1
 979
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: heist, missing person, dishonesty, crimes, crime, confined, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, law enforcement, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 380
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 571
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, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: infidelity, going straight, starting over, vengeance, human nature, couples, dishonesty, friendship, rehabilitation, crimes, love affair, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, starting over, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, forced into action, hopes, heroes, woman in danger, crimes, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, serious, gloomy, bleak
Plot: strip club, estrangement, introspection, family problems, hopes, going straight, crimes, friendship, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, prison life, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: gas station, parole officer, crime, chases and races, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, gangsters, manhunt, profanity, family relations, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, family in danger, serial killer, investigation, family problems, crumbling marriage, couple relations, amateur detective, woman in danger, mind game, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, dishonesty, crime gone awry, vigilantism, crimes, fall in love, criminal heroes, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, rough, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: chase, hitchhiker, deadly, crime, chases and races, criminal's revenge, crimes, heist, love and romance, dishonesty, lovers on the run, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: tense, talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: bar, rise to the top, lovers on the run, dangerous attraction, manipulations, crime, nightlife, criminal heroes, teenage life, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, atmospheric, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, haunted by the past, master criminal, dishonesty, couples, friendship, drug dealing, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: serious, realistic
Plot: sexual relations, drug abuse, drug dealing, danger, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, gang, couples, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, opposites attract, couples, criminal heroes, love affair, crimes, bank, fish out of water, crime, romance, bittersweet, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, love and romance, crime, crimes, couple relations, partners, wanted, chases and races, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic ...
Plot: partners, criminal heroes, on the road, vengeance, lovers on the run, murderous pair, love and romance, confined, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, urban, starting over, dishonesty, drug dealing, best friends, ambition, betrayal, crime, crimes, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: crime, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, on the run, woman in danger, danger, district attorney, new identity, bullet, explosion, u.s. marshal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 642
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, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, friends, strong violent content, gang, hopes, going straight, criminal's revenge, urban, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, vengeance, confined, deadly, criminal heroes, murder, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 795
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, disorder, chases and races, criminal's revenge, gangsters, criminal heroes, violence spree, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: tense, serious, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: accountant, nightmare, crime, crimes, hitman, vengeance, criminal heroes, violence, kidnapping, golf, drifter, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, suspect, crime boss, hotel, profanity, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 766
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: realistic, sexual, mind bending, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, love triangle, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, clergy, couples, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, investigation, redemption, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
My Daughter, My Angel (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nathalie Dagenais is a 19 year old girl studying to be a lawyer. New to the city of Montreal, she will soon discover the world of porn. One day, her father (Michel Côté) comes across her picture on the Internet and wants to find her and before she ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: starlet, woman in danger, sexual relations, family problems, crimes, media, exotic dancer, porn star, father daughter relationship, family relations, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 192K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime, nightclub, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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