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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, tense, clever, gloomy, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crimes, crime, hopes, gangsters, loan, debt collector, bet, gambler, beating, betting, money, mafia, professor, college, destiny, life is a bitch, human nature, dishonesty, introspection ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, 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, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, storytelling and greed mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Gambler: Owning Mahowny (2003), Rounders (1998), Even Money (2006), Croupier (1998), Bugsy (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, money, gambling addiction, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, banker, cheating, gambler, casino, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, family relations, dishonesty, race against time, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
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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: neo noir, serious, clever, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, cards, mafia, judge, addiction, neo-noir, dishonesty, life is a bitch, cons and scams, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, moral dilemma, couple relations, cons and scams, destructive relationship, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: contemporary
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53%
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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: neo noir, twists and turns, clever, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, croupier, cons and scams, roulette, crimes, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, femme fatale, love and romance, writer's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, south africa, united kingdom
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47%
 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, captivating, tense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, gangsters, casino, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, elimination, bohemian life, love affair, mafia, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, new york, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: neo noir, clever, gloomy, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, cons and scams, missing person, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, clever, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, casino, rise and fall, crime, criminal heroes, greed, crimes, fbi, gangsters, blind ambition, gambling ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1973 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, costa rica, kansas city, chicago illinois ...
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42%
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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: neo noir, contemplative, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, bookies, crimes, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners, moral dilemma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 102K
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: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, mafia, redemption, racial slur, crime, crimes, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, urban ghetto, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: neo noir, cynical, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, strip club, bandit, gangsters, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, neo-noir, dishonesty, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 9.2
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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: captivating, serious, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, pride and honor, criminal heroes, greed, gang war, crimes, lawyer, cosa nostra, mob boss, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, new york, europe, sicily, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: hip hop, gangsters, interracial relations, high school, crime, crimes, athlete's life, culture clash, racism, social differences, city life, musician's life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: gangsters, violence, murder, bandit, crimes, crime, interracial relations, gambling, psychopath, graphic violence, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 285K
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: neo noir, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, mentor, fbi, organized crime, undercover, crimes, friends, working undercover, investigation, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Two for the Money (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.
Style: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: gambling, bet, football, cons and scams, greed, sport, manipulation, bookies, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace, ex athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, puerto rico, las vegas, new jersey, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, haunted by the past, friendship, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: sexy, semi serious, humorous, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, college, college life, drug abuse, love triangle, basketball, gangsters, comedy of errors, cheerleader, couples, sport team, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 520
Money Kings (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vinnie's a bookie, happily married, running his operation for 30 years out of his bar in Brooklyn. Times change, the boys up the chain want a bigger profit, so Vinnie's expendable He's assigned a hotheaded kid, Tony, the nephew of a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bookies, gambling, crime, bookie, loser, bet, down on your luck, dishonesty, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 52K
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, murder, love triangle, vengeance, crimes, crime, couple relations, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
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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: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: murder, labor union, mafia, violence, family relations, insanity, bedroom, corpse, strike, great depression, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 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, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, musician's life, crime, lifestyle, crimes, graphic violence, parents and children, family business, family relations, collector, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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: atmospheric, tense, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: restaurant, chef, gambling, graphic violence, family relations, siblings relations, lifestyle, workplace situations, comedy of errors, workplace, revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, saga, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, helicopter, revenge, assassination, mob boss, priest, family relations, christianity, pope, symbolism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980, year 1979
Place: italy, new york, vatican, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 1K
The Runner (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, pregnancy, love and romance, crimes, crime, bookies, addiction, survival, gangsters, dishonesty, lust, pantyhose ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 409
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%