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Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: tragic ending, surprise ending, emotional, melancholic, bloody, brutal, sad, absurd, depressing, clever ...
Plot: prohibition, betrayal, organized crime, revenge, love, mafia, gangster, chase, death, vengeance, violence, car chase, irish, brutality, rival, blackmail, racism, trust, florida keys, stabbed in the belly, beaten up, throat cut, cocktail party, shot multiple times, car rollover ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: florida, cuba, boston

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, realistic, surprise ending and serious films with plots about violence, betrayal, revenge, murder, brutality, neo noir and gunfight mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Live by Night: The Accountant (2016), I Am Wrath (2016), Triple 9 (2016), Last Man Standing (1996), Renegades (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining, interesting ...
Plot: autism, accountant, hitman, organized crime, survival, criminal, assassin, mentor, plot twist, conspiracy, assassination, violence ...
Time: 2000s, year 1989, year 2006
Place: illinois, new hampshire, germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
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I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: violence, revenge, murder, corrupt politician, police corruption, billiards, postcard, shot in the face, national guard, leather jacket, righteous rage, burn victim ...
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Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, ghetto, russian mafia, cocaine, bag of money, assault rifle, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, mafia, betrayal, prohibition, deadly, small town, tommy gun, gang war, whiskey, rivalry, gangsters, duel ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
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The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: survival, escape, betrayal, teenage girl, assassin, drug addict, mansion, tough guy, escape attempt, planned murder, cigarette smoking, death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, france, england
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Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, neo noir, betrayal, thief, safe, convict, crime, vengeance, safecracker, one last job, urban, burglar ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: explosion, rescue, cia, corruption, violence, brutality, cartel, sign language, warrior, mission, interrogation, politician ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, somalia, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.6
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New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, gang, drug dealer, drug dealing, chase, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, undercover, drug lord, megalomaniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
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46%
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Style: suspense, dark humor, sexy, stylized, clever ...
Plot: police corruption, police, neo noir, femme fatale, assassination attempt, female killer, crime, faked death, bribery, dishonesty, bad cop, police operation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, witty, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prohibition, violence, betrayal, corruption, neo noir, organized crime, mafia, crime, love triangle, loyalty, presumed dead ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
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The Town (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, ex convict, group of criminals, girlfriend, gunfight, robbery, crimes, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, vengeance, expatriate, temple, bank robbery, sunglasses, aerial shot, englishman abroad, security guard, border crossing, boat ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 122K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, clever, realistic ...
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Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, betrayal, money, neo noir, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, revenge, murder, crime, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, family in danger, betrayal, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, track down, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
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Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, sheriff, revenge, violence, death, christmas tree, police corruption, corruption, gambling, martial arts, wrestler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, master warrior, urban, daring rescue, crime, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, kidnapping, pregnancy, coma, heroin, vengeance, infidelity, addiction, crimes, couple relations, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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Back in Action (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Plot: green beret, buddy cop, tough cop, death of partner, bulletproof vest, shot in the shoulder, exploding car, warrior, partner, mixed martial arts, disarming someone, machismo ...
Time: 1990s
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40%
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coma, martial arts, hospital, vengeance, training, murder, danger, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
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Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, revenge, organized crime, neo noir, vigilantism, gangsters, vengeance, tough heroes, countryside, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, partners against crime, tough cop, tax evasion, white suit, rooftop chase, baseball bat, crime, accountant ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: road movie, suspense, surprise ending, intense, bloody ...
Plot: drug dealer, parent child relationship, father daughter relationship, gunfight, redemption, chase, violence, revenge, motorcycle, brutality, hitman, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.2
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Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loneliness, vigilantism, murder, widower, social decay, vengeance, crime, gang, juvenile delinquency, chess, veteran, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, mexican standoff, sperm bank, hotel, money, criminal, surrogate mother, gunslinger, drifter, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, manhunt, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, on the road, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bloody, intense, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, gun, party, handshake, warrior, jealousy, violence, assassin, gunfight, assassination, organized crime, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, exploitation, revenge, violence, flamethrower, vigilante, vigilantism, murder, danger, vengeance, urban, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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