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Stavisky... (1974)
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Stavisky... (1974)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irresistible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, factual, based on true events
Plot: gangsters, crimes, politics, journalism, frame up, workplace intrigue, rise and fall, dishonesty, price of justice, embezzlement, supportive spouse, cons and scams, money, con artists, finance, corrupt cop, opportunist, wealth, theater, corruption, jewelry, financial crisis, diamond, flash forward, anti semitism ...
Time: 1930s, year 1933, 30s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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Most similar movies to Stavisky...

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, rivalry and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Stavisky...: Borsalino (1970), Fort Apache (2009), Place Vendome (1998), The Fighter (1983), The Samura (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, tough heroes, ex convict, criminal's revenge, partners, buddies, rivalry, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, france, south of france, marseille, provence
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95%
 7.2
 934
Fort Apache (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of Giancarlo Siani, a journalist killed by the Neapolitan Mafia in 1985.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, tense
Plot: journalism, mafia, uncover truth, investigation, idealism, society, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Place Vendome (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of a woman that remained distracted for a long time from her life, from the passions that made her feel alive. The importance of true love is compared with the material value of diamonds. Only one truly lasts forever. She's got to ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, cons and scams, haunted by the past, flashback, female protagonist, train, police, betrayal, drunkenness ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 1K
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, coldhearted, crime and punishment, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 8.1
 49K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crimes, solitude ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 957
Bluebeard (1963)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: France, WWI. Landru, the father of four Children, contacts Parisian women through newspapers, seduces and eventually kills them in order to feed his little family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, factual
Plot: murder, serial killer, legal action, world war two, world war one, emotionless, couples, psychopath, estrangement, couple relations, human nature, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Thief of Paris (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a rich neighbour. As an act of revenge, Georges steals the ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, witty, clever ...
Plot: orphan, society, dishonesty, clergy, rivalry, crimes, rise to the top, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, family relations, injustice, couple relations ...
Time: 1890s
Place: paris france, france, england, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 1K
Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, rise and fall, ambition, cons and scams, dishonesty, real estate agent, crimes, journey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.2
 1K
Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: fall in love, criminal heroes, mysterious character, dishonesty, gangsters, parents and children, love affair, unlikely criminals, mind game, crimes, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
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Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: labor union, gangsters, politics, crimes, rise and fall, social activist, political corruption, political intrigue, working class, americana, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Lucky Luciano (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he got a pardon and is sent back to Sicilia. There, he begins ...
Style: talky, captivating, sincere, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, cosa nostra, ambition, deportation, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal heroes, legal, crimes, social decay, political corruption ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: italy, sicily, usa, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Body of My Enemy (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Francois always despised the textile barons who ruled his local town. But he fell in love with the family heiress Gilberte. Ten years ago, he would have married her. Now only hatred holds them together. Francois is accused of murder. A hooker and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, gangsters, criminal, revenge, crimes, rivalry, rise and fall, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, murder trial, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, master and servant, infidelity, family relations, couples, crimes, double murder, true crime, violence ...
Time: 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Capone (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, police investigation, jail, gunfight, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, murder, prohibition, brutality ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, gangsters, investigation, crimes, tragic hero, law enforcement, uncover truth, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, love affair, bohemian life, elimination, mafia, gambling, hotel ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 636
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heist, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, police investigation, criminal heroes, gang, chase, police, robbery, siege ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blood on the Streets (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marseille. Heaps of flowers and funeral wreaths... "A man who no longer defends his colors is no longer a man."
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, vengeance, loss of partner, criminal's revenge, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, criminal heroes, graphic violence, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Tycoon: A New Russian (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the ...
Style: serious, clever, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, society, fighting the system, crimes, politics, dishonesty, rise and fall, campaign, blind ambition, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Elegant Criminal (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: On 9 January 1836, Pierre Lacenaire goes to the guillotine, a murderer and a thief. He gives Allard, a police inspector, his life story, written while awaiting execution. He also asks Allard to care for Hermine, a lass to whom he has been guardian ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, confined, legal, rise and fall, society, crimes, death row, gay subtext, priest, prison, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mississippi Mermaid (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Adapted from a story by William Irish, it's a noirish tale of a man who orders a mail-order bride but receives instead a con woman.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, on the run, island, murder, marriage, plantation, mail order bride, couples, passenger, journalism, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, nice france, lyon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The PyraMMMid (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Russia, early 90s. A fictional story inspired by financier Sergey Mavrodi, his securities company "MMM", and the pyramid scheme he ran that left upwards of fifteen million investors with nothing when it crashed.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating
Plot: rise to the top, ambition, cons and scams, rise and fall, corporate crimes, downfall, crimes, intrigue, society, political corruption, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 17K
Casino Jack (2010)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder.
Style: witty, semi serious, factual, satirical, intense ...
Plot: politics, cons and scams, crimes, manipulation, native americans, lobbyist, investigation, ambition, lifestyle, dishonesty, society, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 1K
Pasha (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six months before his retirement from the criminal police, inspector Joss finds his colleague Gouvion dead, in a poorly faked suicide attempt. Joss loses his temper, and investigates on his own, which leads him through the bas-fond of Paris...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, microfilm
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police detective, tough heroes, loss of partner, armored car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Paris by Night (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Police commander Simon Weiss, head of the division that supervises Paris’s demi-monde, starts out on his nightly tour of bars, discos and strip clubs, making sure once again that the owners don’t bend the rules too far. Weiss knows he’s ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, intrigue, rivalry, lifestyle, dishonesty, police corruption, nightlife, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), nightclub, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 3K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police officer, car chase, fighting crime, crimes, drug abuse, gangsters, hotshot hero, lone wolves, injustice, drug lord, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: paris france, france, europe, provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, track down, impersonation, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 7K
Gotti (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: John Gotti, the head of a small New York mafia crew breaks a few of the old family rules. He rises to become the head of the Gambino family and the most well-known mafia boss in America. Life is good, but suspicion creeps in, and greed, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gangsters, crime boss, cosa nostra, vengeance, city life, law enforcement, rise to the top, ambition, criminal heroes, journalism, legal, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 729
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, captivating
Plot: identity theft, woman in danger, cons and scams, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, impersonation, female stalker, criminal heroes, credit card fraud, secretary, doppelganger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 237K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, smuggling, crimes, gang, bootlegging, organized crime, greed, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1931, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%