Movies like A Punters Prayer

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A Punters Prayer (2016)
 5.5
 2K
A Punters Prayer (2016)
Original name: Smoking Guns
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young gambler makes a large, risky bet on a horse race. When the odds turn in his favour, more than one party has sudden interest in the winning betting slip, and they'll do anything to get their hands on it.
Plot: poker, gambling, horse race, gangsters, money, greek, irish, cards, bookies, card playing, bet, british, roulette, gangster, cash, jamaican, turkish, betting, bookie

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Most similar movies to A Punters Prayer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and stylized films with plots about gambling, dishonesty, poker, crimes, gangsters, cons and scams and casino mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like A Punters Prayer: The Sting (1973), Mississippi Grind (2015), Rounders (1998), Silent Partner (2001), 99 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 251K
The Sting (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Style: humorous, witty, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: cons and scams, gambling, con artists, casino, poker, crimes, bet, deception, gangsters, crime, mentor, friends ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: chicago illinois, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gerry is a talented but down-on-his-luck gambler whose fortunes begin to change when he meets Curtis, a younger, highly charismatic poker player. The two strike up an immediate friendship and Gerry quickly persuades his new friend to accompany him ...
Style: road movie, humorous, semi serious, buddy movie, depressing ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, poker, money problems, casino, debt, partners, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, down on your luck, gambler, card playing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa, new orleans, southern usa, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 147K
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, card playing, mafia, judge, addiction, neo-noir, buddies, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
 140
Silent Partner (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two friends train a greyhound together.
Plot: drug use, gambling, alcoholic, partner, bet, money, dog, doping
Place: sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.3
 3K
99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 99 is an original story inspired by real events. It is as much "What could have been" as it is "What really happened." In other words, it is historical fiction - fiction being the keyword. It spans a few genres; it is slick, ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: gambling, chase, gangsters, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, heist, crime boss, caper, conspiracy, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 2K
Bookies (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gambling, college, bookies, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, buddies, betrayal, cons and scams, fish out of water, dishonesty, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 20K
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, crime, crimes, neo-noir, writer's life, dishonesty, femme fatale, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 4K
Deal (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.
Style: tense, realistic, semi serious, psychological, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, mentor, poker, card game, human spirit, contests and competitions, competition, follow your dream, downfall, underdog, lifestyle, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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137
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2460
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185
 7.2
 5K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, addiction, debt, bookies, gambling debt, casino, crimes, crime, hopes, gangsters, loan, betting ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas, harvard university, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, obsession, bookies, couple relations, moral dilemma, cons and scams, destructive relationship, gambling addiction, buddies, betrayal, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
California Split (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Down-on-his-luck gambler Bill (George Segal) links up with free spirit Charlie (Elliott Gould) at first to have some fun, but then gets into debt when Gould takes an unscheduled trip to Tijuana. As a final act of desperation, he pawns most of his ...
Style: cynical, talky, gloomy, witty, clever ...
Plot: gambling, friendship, transvestism, casino, poker, heist, bus, broken nose, racetrack, roulette, craps, fight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 112
Nuts (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jenny was made for love and Lana for gambling. In this old-fashioned country, Lebanon, women have no say. Defying everyone and everything they will fight for their freedom whatever the cost.
Plot: gambling, craziness, poker, cinema, empire, game, lebanese
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Studierektorns sista strid (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Sweden
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: Principal Bertilsson plan the perfect crime, for who would suspect a Principal?
Plot: money, horse race, police, confession, bet, school, bank, gambling, school principal, con men, con artists
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 13K
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, gambling addiction, money, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who's Got the Action? (1962)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lawyer begins to win after his wife secretly becomes his bookie to save their money.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious
Plot: bookies, gambling, bookie, ambition, rivalry, crimes, silly humor, dishonesty, gangsters, disorder, forces of nature, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 6K
Wise Guys (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose $250,000, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City and comedy follows.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gambling, hitman, gangsters, mafia, buddies, frame up, goofy hero, dishonesty, crime, crimes, heist ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 5.1
 138
Poker In Bed (1974)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A poker player on a losing streak meets a beautiful young woman. He's attracted to her, but she appears to be perfectly content with her boyfriend, a somewhat wussy writer. The gambler gets the idea that if he can get this woman into bed, it ...
Style: sex comedy
Plot: poker, gambling, boyfriend, pantyhose, erotica, bedroom, footsie under the table, shoe store, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief), black pantyhose, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Book of Numbers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.
Plot: great depression, gambling, depression, waiter
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Casino (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A University teacher finds three bright students and decides to teach them how to count cards to make lots of money. As they learn how to play the casinos, things get tricky when the debt owing teacher informs them that their front man wants ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, manipulation, mathematics, manipulations, teachers and students, college, student life, card playing, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lay the Favorite (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former stripper's talent with numbers lands her a job with a professional gambler who runs a sports book in Las Vegas.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexy, sincere
Plot: gambling, bet, bookies, unlikely partners, prodigy, partners, dishonesty, cons and scams, working the system, career change, money, betting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, new york, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rootless Hungarian émigré Willie, his pal Eddie, and visiting sixteen-year-old cousin Eva always manage to make the least of any situation, whether aimlessly traversing the drab interiors and environs of New York City, Cleveland, or an anonymous ...
Style: road movie, bleak, thought provoking, contemplative, offbeat ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, fish out of water, on the road, gambling, jazz, partners, friendship, disorder, drifter, bohemian life, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, new york, ohio, usa, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 770
Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: casino, mind game, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crime, mate swapping, disorder, couples, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 8.3
 815K
Snatch (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The second film from British director Guy Ritchie. Snatch tells an obscure story similar to his first fast-paced crazy character-colliding filled film “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” There are two overlapping stories here – one is the ...
Style: humorous, witty, entertaining, funny, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gambling, cons and scams, master criminal, heist, disorder, nothing goes right, twists & turns, graphic violence, boxing, boxer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: london, england, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 157K
Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: poker, female protagonist, card playing, lawyer, gambling, poker game, court, fbi, father daughter relationship, trial, club, olympics ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 1K
Dead Heat (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Boston cop Pally is forced into early retirement, putting a strain on his marriage. Pally's stepbrother, Ray, attempts to lift his spirits by tipping him off to a sure-bet racehorse. But their attempts to secure the champion equine are thwarted ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, ambition, starting over, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, rivalry, betrayal, gangsters, family problems, gambling, jockey, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 430
Public Friends (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to make his little sick brother's dream come true, Leo and his best mates organize a fake score...but on the d day, they make a mistake and the fake score becomes a real hold up.Here starts the extraordinary adventure of PUBLIC Amis.
Plot: money, cancer, child cancer, bank robbery, family, siblings, jumping into water, strip poker, elderly woman, baldness, watching television, impersonating a police officer ...
Place: lyon, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Con Is On (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an effort to avoid paying off a massive gambling debt to a notorious mobster in England, a couple flees to Los Angeles and hatch a jewel theft plot.
Style: absurd, entertaining, humorous
Plot: heist, cons and scams, jewel theft, gambling, husband wife relationship, dark humor, family, planning, partners, crime gone awry, farce, drugs/alcohol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
God of Gamblers (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Chow Yun-Fat plays Ko Chun, an extremely talented and well known gambler. On the eve of a big confrontation with a famous Singaporean gambler, Ko walks into a trap set by Knife, an avid but a so-so gambler (Andy Lau), meant for an Indian servant. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, martial arts, poker, card playing, memory loss, crimes, crime, comeback, betrayal, cards, head injury, gambler ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 1K
Teen Patti (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Perci Trachtenberg, widely regarded as the world's greatest living mathematician, meets Venkat, a reclusive math genius from India, at a high rolling casino in London. Venkat tells Perci about an equation that could not only change the dialogue ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: mathematics, student, escapades, poker game, gambler, poker player, poker, gambling, mathematician, casino, female director, card playing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%