Movies like The Gambler 1974

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The Gambler (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: New York City English professor Axel Freed outwardly seems like an upstanding citizen. But privately Freed is in the clutches of a severe gambling addiction that threatens to destroy him.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, rough, ambiguous ending, talky, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, debt, mafia, professor, crime, gangsters, loan, neo noir, human nature, money, dishonesty, college, downfall, race against time, introspection, destiny, crimes, hopes, life is a bitch, gangster, bookies, man in bathtub, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, gangster, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Gambler: Rounders (1998), Even Money (2006), Owning Mahowny (2003), Hard Eight (1996), Phoenix (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, crime, gangsters, casino, gambler, beating, professor, dishonesty, gun, loan shark ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, nevada, usa
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Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: talky, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, neo noir, russian, call girl, russian mafia, loan shark, friendship, mafia, neo-noir, gay slur, judge ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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Even Money (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gambling addiction bring the stories of three otherwise unconnected people together as it destroys each of their lives.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, disturbing
Plot: gambling, obsession, addiction, crime, destructive relationship, gambling addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, criminal's revenge, gangsters, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
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50%
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Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, casino, money, surveillance, banker, niagara falls, crime, embezzlement, addiction, unlikely criminals, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
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46%
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Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, male friendship, cheating, prostitute, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
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45%
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Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, tough law enforcer, rock, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
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43%
 7.2
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Croupier (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino ...
Style: atmospheric, clever, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, croupier, writer's block, crime, neo-noir, femme fatale, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
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42%
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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36%
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 6.3
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, dutch, blood, gangsters, crime, murder, interracial relations, rich and poor, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, harlem, illinois, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.
Style: cynical, serious, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: strip club, hitman, crime, gangsters, murder, crime gone awry, gang, gambling, crimes, addiction, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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33%
Black & White (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker ...
Style: talky, biting, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, filmmaking, gangsters, crimes, high school, college, crime, society, urban, gambling, city life, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don, Michael Corleone seeks forgiveness for his sins while taking a young protege under his wing.
Style: epic, gloomy, stylized, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, helicopter, christianity, ambition, assassination, organized crime, vatican, pope, confession, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 396K
Casino (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 178 min.
Story: The life of the gambling paradise – Las Vegas – and its dark mafia underbelly.
Style: clever, rough, captivating, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, rise and fall, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, drug abuse, crimes, drugs/alcohol, organized crime, greed, overdose ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1980 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
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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, rough, serious, epic, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, hotel, gangsters, crime, hitman, rise and fall, money, psychopath, romance, hoodlum, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
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30%
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The Funeral (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, strike, bedroom, corpse, great depression, gangsters, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 112K
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, loyalty, coming of age, friendship, bus driver, gambling, funeral, crime, generation gap, first love, mob boss, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.9
 4K
Harvard Man (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: College has always been a time for experimentation, sexual, cultural and otherwise. "Harvard Man" plays out against a background of love, sex, basketball, crime and experimentation. Action and philosophy in young people's quest to ...
Style: sexual, stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, college, mafia, drug abuse, college life, basketball, gangsters, love triangle, cheerleader, sex, comedy of errors, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.9
 8K
Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, friendship, gangsters, crime, murder, gang, vengeance, historical figure, blind ambition, criminal heroes, ambition, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, las vegas
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28%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, prison, convict, drug dealing, urban ghetto, going straight, vengeance, friendship, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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28%
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Poodle Springs (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Private eye Philip Marlowe and his bride move to a desert town, where he uncovers a land scheme.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, crime, mystery, investigation, attempted murder, intrigue, police, neo-noir, planned murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963
Place: california, usa, nevada
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27%
 6.9
 2K
Fingers (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Keitel plays the lead in this schizophrenic movie in which he is continually pulled by the two conflicting sides of his personality, on the one hand that of a quiet piano virtuoso and on the other a ruthless debt collector for his mobster father. ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: family business, schizophrenia, crimes, crime, family relations, gangsters, musician's life, parents and children, collector, lifestyle, audition, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.7
 859K
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, epic, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, rise and fall, friends, friendship, shooting, violence, drug dealing, prison, murder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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27%
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True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, priest, crime, prostitute, redemption, political corruption, police corruption, clergy, gangsters, introspection, siblings relations, society ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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26%
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Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, emotional, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, undercover, urban, working undercover, organized crime, mentor, crime, shaving cream, stealing money, marriage counselor, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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26%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, crimes, bodyguard, casino, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, psychopath, small town, crime, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals, small town life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, touching
Plot: friendship, buddies, urban, coming of age, crimes, partners, friends, gangsters, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Runner (1999)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: gambling, pregnancy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, gangsters, survival, addiction, bookies, casino, dog ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
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26%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: serious, psychological, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, existentialism, suicide, drug dealing, obsession, insomnia, crime, crimes, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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