Movies like Saint Jack

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Saint Jack (1979)
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Saint Jack (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Savvy but not unsavory he strikes up a friendship with William Leigh (Denholm Elliot), a genial and decent auditor who travels to Singapore every year. Ultimately, the background of the Vietnam War comes into the picture as Jack is offered the opportunity by the CIA to run a brothel for the R&R activities of U.S. soldiers on leave in Singapore.
Style: psychological, tense, clever, serious, biting, suspense, realistic
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, vietnam war, prostitution, brothel, pimp, crimes, politics, contests and competitions, rise and fall, human nature, political corruption, dishonesty, introspection, state affairs, bittersweet, cia, friendship, abduction, u.s. army, male female relationship, american soldier, taxi, ambition, accountant ...
Time: 70s
Place: singapore, vietnam, asia

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Most similar movies to Saint Jack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, clever and suspense films with plots about society, dishonesty, ambition, politics, crimes, state affairs and friendship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Saint Jack: The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979), Opening Night (1977), Red Zone (2003), Night at the Golden Eagle (2001), Power (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Respected liberal Senator Joe Tynan is asked to to lead the opposition to a Supreme Court appointment. It means losing an old friend and fudging principles to make the necessary deals, as well as further straining his already part-time family life. ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, betrayal, fighting the system, dishonesty, state affairs, relationship vs career, legal, workplace, congress, moral dilemma, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Opening Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An actress suffers an emotional uproar in her personal life after a fan dies trying to see her.
Style: clever, contemplative, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: aging, opening night, stage play, alcoholic, obsessed fan, couples, family problems, introspection, alcohol abuse, human spirit, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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85%
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Red Zone (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mac and his high school gangster buddies try to take over the world of sports betting in a city filled with crime, prostitution and gambling. When the Mafia gets involved, they do whatever it takes to keep these tough young-bloods off their turf.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, casino, high school, gangsters, crimes, ambition, sport team, buddies, football, friendship, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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80%
Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, partners, best friends, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Power (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Pete St. John is a powerful and successful political consultant, with clients spread around the country. When his long-time friend and client Ohio senator Sam Hastings decides to quit politics, he is rapidly drafted to help with the campaign of the ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, cynical, talky
Plot: political corruption, politics, society, state affairs, manipulations, fighting the system, manipulation, campaign, political intrigue, ambition, dishonesty, media ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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71%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, human nature, fall in love, urban, anti capitalism, poet, society, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
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69%
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Daniel (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Paul and Rochelle Isaacson, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s. As a graduate student in New York in the 1960s, Daniel is involved in the antiwar protest movement and contrasts his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sincere, serious, contemplative
Plot: espionage, injustice, racism, uncover truth, politics, state affairs, betrayal, undercover, life is a bitch, dishonesty, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, vietnam, asia
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66%
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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
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60%
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Knife Fight (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A political strategist juggling three clients questions whether or not to take the high road as the ugly side of his work begins to haunt him.
Style: semi serious, cynical, realistic, witty, talky ...
Plot: politics, ambition, private vs public, dishonesty, campaign, americana, political intrigue, society, political corruption, satire, state affairs, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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True Colors (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two law school friends find themselves at odds when one becomes a Justice Department lawyer and the other goes into politics.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, talky, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, political corruption, legal action, college, friendship, betrayal, manipulation, society, political intrigue, dishonesty, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: clever, serious, cynical, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: rise to the top, political corruption, betrayal, crimes, society, fighting the system, dishonesty, politics, rise and fall, life is a bitch, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Cheech (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six people, some more depressed than others, living through the worst day of their lives.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: prostitute, pimp, murder, who done it, deadly, crimes, dark humor, suicidal, suicide, brothel, nudity (full frontal - brief), red panties ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
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56%
The System Within (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: ambition, rise and fall, rivalry, rise to the top, lifestyle, betrayal, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, fashion model, fashion, nightmare comes true, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, woman smoking cigarette, pinball machine, free will, female protagonist, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
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Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, emotional, rough ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, on the run, crime, crimes, parents and children, teenage life, crime gone awry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bleeding Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Reserved yoga instructor May's peaceful, clean-living life is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost sister Shiva, a street-smart yet naive young woman trapped in an abusive relationship. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless ...
Style: tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: pimp, yoga instructor, abusive boyfriend, sex worker, sister sister relationship, prostitute, class differences, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial romance, family relations, relationships, brother sister relationship ...
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Save the Tiger (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A businessman's professional struggles begin to conflict with his personal life over the course of two days.
Style: clever, gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, arson, world war two, factory, fashion show, businessman, enema, love affair, workplace situations, cons and scams, human nature, introspection ...
Place: beverly hills, pacific ocean, los angeles, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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51%
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Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: talky, biting, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, suburbs, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love, dysfunctional family, betrayal, dishonesty, couple relations, suburban life, self discovery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Middleman (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A bright and idealistic young graduate steels himself for a dog-eat-dog world, only to flounder in a job market packed with thousands of other hopefuls. When he eventually decides to start his own business as a middle-man, he discovers that the ...
Style: clever, witty, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: unemployment, society, unfulfillment, college graduate, injustice, life is a bitch, downfall, betrayal, social misfits, youth, down on your luck, marketplace ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
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48%
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The Best Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The other party is in disarray. Five men vie for the party nomination for president. No one has a majority as the first ballot closes and the front-runners begin to decide how badly they want the job.
Style: serious, realistic, cynical, rough, social realism ...
Plot: politics, election campaign, political intrigue, rise to the top, rivalry, ambition, corrupt politician, opponent, power relations, state affairs, media, head of state ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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48%
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Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: satire, advertising, social activism, society, missing person, prison life, moral dilemma, corporate crimes, prison, life is a bitch, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
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48%
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, serious, cynical, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: state affairs, politics, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, society, campaign, satire, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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48%
The Final Curtain (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Final Curtain is a British film from 2002 directed by Patrick Harkins and starring Peter O'Toole. It tells the story of J. J. Curtis, ageing gameshow host played by O'Toole, who hires novelist Jonathan Stitch (Adrian Lester) to pen his ...
Style: witty, serious, realistic, clever, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, tv show, showbiz, blind ambition, contests and competitions, ambition, media, dark humor, drugs/alcohol, satire, uninhibited rivalry, couples ...
Time: 70s, 90s
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47%
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Big Shot: Confessions of a Campus Bookie (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Moyher's good boy Benny Silman from Brooklyn becomes an economics student at Arizona State University for the sun and sexy girls- and the proximity of gambling paradise Las Vegas. Benny aces his studies, being a mathematical genius, but the one ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: bookies, friendship, ambition, lifestyle, fall in love, culture clash, college life, buddies, youth, follow your dream, couples, gambling ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arizona, new york, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, serious, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gambling, poker, card playing, gangsters, friendship, friends, couples, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, southern usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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September (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: At a summer house in Vermont, neighbor Howard falls in love with Lane, who's in a relationship with Peter, who's falling for Stephanie, who's married with children.
Style: talky, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, friendship, couples, family relations, adultery, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations, family gatherings, human nature, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hide in Plain Sight (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: True story of a divorced father in search of his children when his ex-wife enters the witness relocation program.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: custody, witness protection, fighting the system, rebellion, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, society, obsessive quest, gangsters, crimes, father child relationship, false name ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Journey from the Fall (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Thirteen years after the end of the Vietnam War, a family who was tragically affected by the war are forced to emigrate to America.
Style: sincere, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: vietnam war, fighting the system, human spirit, re-education, military, life is a bitch, immigrants, tragic hero, danger, hopes, society, refugees ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, california, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Green Dragon (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A tale about Vietnamese refugees sent to an orientation camp on the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in California, 'Green Dragon' focuses on a young boy and his sister. Set in 1975, the film chronicles the stories told to the two children by ...
Style: psychological, emotional, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: military, interracial relations, self discovery, military life, friendship, culture clash, translator, homecoming, human nature, immigrants, military base, racism ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Minister (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world ...
Style: tense, realistic, sincere, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: politics, workplace, workplace situations, political intrigue, boss and employee, disagreement, state affairs, politician, prime minister, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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39%