Movies like The Gambler 1974

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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, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, rough, ambiguous ending, talky, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, casino, mafia, debt, 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, basketball, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, harvard university, california

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Most similar movies to The Gambler

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and stylized films with plots about gangsters, crimes, crime, greed, storytelling, dialogue and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Gambler: Rounders (1998), Phoenix (1998), Hard Eight (1996), Owning Mahowny (2003), Even Money (2006). 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, professor, beating, dishonesty, loan shark, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 134K
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: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, mafia, friendship, neo-noir, addiction, cards, cons and scams, judge, dishonesty, buddies, roulette ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 3K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, police corruption, neo noir, crime, betrayal, crime gone awry, addiction, heist, rock, tough law enforcer, moral dilemma, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 35K
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, gloomy, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gambling, casino, blackmail, neo noir, betrayal, crime, ransom, christmas, prostitute, male friendship, cheating, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.1
 12K
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: gambling, casino, money, surveillance, banker, niagara falls, obsession, crime, embezzlement, addiction, unlikely criminals, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 4K
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: gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: gambling, obsession, addiction, destructive relationship, crime, gambling addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, criminal's revenge, gangsters, betrayal, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 17K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, crime, neo-noir, cons and scams, femme fatale, writer's block, human nature, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 10K
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: gangsters, violence, blood, dutch, 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 ⇓
46%
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 7.3
 83K
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, gangsters, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, clever, realistic ...
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, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 9.2
 1.4M
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, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 8.2
 409K
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: realistic, rough, stylized, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, mafia, criminal heroes, rise and fall, blind ambition, crime, drug abuse, organized crime, fbi, gambling, betrayal, boss ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1973, year 1983 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, chicago illinois, costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, stylized, talky, biting ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, high school, crime, interracial relations, athlete's life, society, culture clash, city life, musician's life, social differences, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 8K
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: serious, clever, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mafia, violence, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, gangsters, parents and children, siblings relations, vengeance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 24K
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, rough, epic, captivating ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, hotel, crime, hitman, gangsters, rise and fall, hoodlum, romance, money, psychopath, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 253K
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, serious, emotional, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, crime, undercover, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation, undercover agent ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: new york, colombia, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, stylized, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, helicopter, christianity, assassination, organized crime, lawyer, confession, pope, vatican, gangsters, crime, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 5K
Dinner Rush (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Is it just another evening at the hugely popular Italian restaurant of proprietor and bookmaker Louis Cropa in New York? Anything but as tonight's guests include; a local police detective and his wife specially invited by the owner; on the ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, clever, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: restaurant, gambling, chef, parents and children, comedy of errors, cooking and food, one day, crime, family relations, siblings relations, family business, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.7
 890K
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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, violence, court, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, serious, witty, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, hitman, gangsters, violence, mafia, revenge, redemption, coffin, paranoia, blood, boat, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, cerebral ...
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, crime, cons and scams, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, fugitives, special agents, hotel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 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%
 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, crime, bodyguard, gangsters, tough heroes, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, violence, brutality, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, district attorney, crime, friendship, testimony, bribery, police detective, drug dealing, fighting the system, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., virginia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Ash Wednesday (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.
Style: rough, talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, betrayal, priest, church, vendetta, bar, drink, gun, gangsters, murder, crime, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
American Gigolo (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: murder, gigolo, pimp, crime, frame up, redemption, prostitute, crimes, suspicion of murder, cheating wife, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 6K
Super Fly (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, police corruption, crime, urban, dealer, injustice, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, society, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: gloomy, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family business, schizophrenia, crimes, crime, family relations, gangsters, musician's life, parents and children, collector, lifestyle, forced kiss, identity crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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