Movies like Ants in the Mouth

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Ants in the Mouth (2005)
 5.9
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Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Original name: Hormigas en la Boca
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After languishing in a Barcelona prison for nearly a decade, a busted bank robber attempts to find the girl who made off with the cash in this suspenseful tale of revenge and betrayal starring Adriana Gil and Eduard Fernández. Ex-con Martin Losada is out of prison and on the hunt. When he and his band of anti-Franco bank robbers were busted after a botched heist ten years ago, the only member of their team never caught by police was his long-gone ex-girlfriend Julia. Now, on the eve of the 1958 revolution, the recently released ex-con sets his sights on Havana in a determined bid to find Julia, and stake his claim on his rightful share of the take.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, heist, vengeance, investigation, betrayal, mystery, chase, obsessive quest, political corruption, dishonesty, deadly, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, crime gone awry, ex convict, murder, crime, chases and races, state affairs, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 50s
Place: cuba, spain, europe, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, gangsters and heist mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ants in the Mouth: Spanish Judges (2000), Backflash (2001), Ready 2 Die (2014), Ghost of a Chance (2001), Caught Up (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, mind game, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
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 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 ⇓
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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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Ghost of a Chance (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the casino there is only one queen, the small ball that spins on the roulette table. None of the players pays the slightest attention to the female dealers. But Takis, a «perennial» med student, doesn't go to the casino to win millions but ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: casino, gambling, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, lovers on the run, fall in love, dishonesty, betrayal, love and romance, gangsters, crimes, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Wee Man (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true life story of the rise to power of Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rise and fall, rise to the top, vengeance, frame up, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, society, criminal's revenge, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
Style: captivating, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, amateur detective, mystery, politics, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, price of justice, political corruption, political conspiracy, state affairs ...
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain
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66%
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Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, neo noir, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, uncle nephew relationship, greed, last wish ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.4
 720
The Hot Potato (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The 'Hot Potato' is an exciting new British period ‘caper movie’, in the spirit of ‘The Italian Job’ and ‘Two Way Stretch’ and is based on real events which took place at the end of the 1960s in London’s East End.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Walking Vengeance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, neo noir
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
 4.2
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The Big Fall (1997)
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: L.A. private detective is hired to investigate the disappearance of an alluring woman's brother. Surrounded by double-crossing deals and dangerous relation, Rybeck will have to plunge headfirst into his deadliest case ever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, danger, heist, mystery, missing person, chase, espionage, crimes, investigation, murder, escapades, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
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In the Shadows (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 2K
Circus (2000)
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Country: UK, USA
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Genre: Drama
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47%
 6.3
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46%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.9
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Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 642
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
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Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 617
Trust Me (2014)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mari is a talented but insecure chef who dreams of running her own restaurant. She goes through a challenging professional time, taking orders from an authoritarian boss who inhibits her talent. One day she meets Caio, a charming young man who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.9
 5K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 2K
Box 507 (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Modesto (Antonio Resines), an honest and responsible professional, is a manager of a small bank branch in Costa del Sol. His daughter died in a forest fire which he had thought to be accidental. One day he wakes up in his bank, after being locked ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 552
Mercy Streets (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, christian film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, twins, crime gone awry, dishonesty, heist, cons and scams, estrangement, disorder, crime, betrayal, crimes, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%