Movies like The Master Touch

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The Master Touch (1972)
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The Master Touch (1972)
Original name: Un uomo da rispettare
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A master thief, just out of prison, concocts a risky final score that would net him over a million dollars.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, master criminal, acrobat, adventure, crimes, confined, friends, betrayal, partners, crime, chase, on the run, frame up, car chase, chases and races, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, disorder, rivalry, escape, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, hamburg germany

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Most similar movies to The Master Touch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, heist, crime and cons and scams mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Master Touch: Beyond the City Limits (2001), Windfall (2002), The Squeeze (1978), Grand Slam (1967), The Brink's Job (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crime gone awry, partners, female bonding, casino, criminal heroes, escape, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
 390
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robbers Ace and Scratch are caught in the act of robbing a casino vault and are caught after a long chase by the owner of the casino, who chooses not to send them to jail but instead hires them on as security consultants. The current head of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, betrayal, partners, buddies, adventure, hidden identity, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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The Squeeze (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, crime, criminal's revenge, buddies, betrayal, master and servant, crimes, deadly, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 1K
Grand Slam (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Professor James Anders is a seemingly mild-mannered teacher, an American working in Rio De Janeiro. Anders, bored with years of teaching, decides to put together a team to pull off a diamond heist during the Rio Carnival. Four international experts ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, chase, safecracker, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, crime gone awry, crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: brazil, italy, new york, rio de janeiro, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Brink's Job (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a long time of bad luck, the little criminal Tony and his gang successfully rob one of Brink's security transport, taking $30,000. Surprisingly their coup doesn't make the press. Curious Tony checks out their headquarters and finds ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, gang, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement, forgery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
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Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, crimes, disorder, fall in love, rivalry, police corruption, cons and scams, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, cons and scams, crimes, partners, betrayal, bollywood, safecracker, rivalry, caper, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
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Running Time (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Running Time was filmed in black and white, in real time, and seemingly takes place in one continuous, fluid shot. It's a little like Hitchcock's "Rope," but it's on location! Carl, an ex-con who sets out to rob the prison ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, real time, buddies, gang, crime gone awry, rivalry, crimes, partners, disorder, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Hard Cash (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Released from prison, an infamous thief and his new crew pull of a brilliant robbery but then become embroiled with a corrupt FBI agent when they discover the money is marked.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, police corruption, prison, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, cons and scams, partners, manhunt, special agents, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
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Money Movers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of crooks plan a heist to steal twenty million dollars from a Security Firm counting house.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: armored car, storage unit, heist, bank, chases and races, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
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Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, crime gone awry, cons and scams, on the run, odd couple, deadly, danger, gangsters, kidnapping, on the road, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car thief, car chase, chase, police, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, master criminal, robbery, revenge, mentor, hacker, gold, safecracker, caper, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 10K
The Thieves (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, criminal gang, diamond theft, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, master criminal, crimes, gold, gem, secret agenda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, partners, law enforcement, on the run, chases and races, dishonesty, cons and scams, friends, police detective, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 6K
Riders (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An entrepreneurial criminal, Slim (Dorff) is as smart as they come. Cocky and confident, he assembles a team of risk-taking rush-seekers to pull off a series of five bank heists, each time using a different extreme sport to make the getaway. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, bank, chase, police investigation, partners, crime gone awry, betrayal, femme fatale, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
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The Rise (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, renewed love, one more chance, cons and scams, frame up, friends, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Machine Gun McCain (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving 12 years behind bars for armed robbery, tough guy Hank McCain finds himself the pawn of a ruthless mob runt's rebellion against a high level don. When McCain discovers that he's been betrayed and abandoned by his new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, on the run, politics, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, prison, rivalry, love affair, gambling, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: las vegas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 775
Firetrap (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Master burglar Max Hopper is released early after three years and soon gets an exceptional job: stealing an advanced computer-chip from the IQ Industries headquarters. His first attempt fails; when he enters in cop uniform during an emergency board ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, murder, undercover, burned alive, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, frame up, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two lovers, Mary and Larry, in their Dodge Charger are chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, robbery, mechanic, partners, buddies, law enforcement, race against time, store, car chase, hostage, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 2K
Lassiter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, criminal heroes, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, espionage, chase, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.7
 815
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, crimes, master criminal, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, gangsters, gambling, stock broker, compulsive gambler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 3K
Dollars (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A bank security expert plots with a call girl to rob the safety deposit boxes of three very different criminals from a high-tech bank in Hamburg.
Style: offbeat, clever, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prostitute, drug dealing, crime gone awry, chase, partners, fugitives, crimes, crime, on the run, cons and scams, bank ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, hamburg germany, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 991
Down Twisted (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maxine (Cary Lowell) is a waitress with big dreams who inadvertently gets mixed up with a gang of smugglers who are trying to get their hands on a stolen artefact called 'The Crucible Of San Lucas'.
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, adventure, on the run, disorder, heist, mistaken identity, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, reluctant partners, partners, odd couple, criminal heroes, rivalry, mind game, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
How to Rob a Bank (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, law enforcement, master criminal, chase, nothing goes right, betrayal, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, social decay, criminal's revenge, deadly, hidden identity, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, fish out of water, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%