Movies like Kaufman's Game

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Kaufman's Game (2017)
 3.9
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Kaufman's Game (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kaufman's Game follows Stanley, an unemployed young man with a passion for boxing, who is keen to improve his strength and stamina. When a stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid, Stanley is drawn into the ever more violent operations of a powerful organisation, unwittingly entering into a series of tests designed to prove his mettle. This is a film about power, determination and being your own worst enemy. It celebrates the archetypes of classic Film Noir, and the dark, conspiratorial storytelling technique of Franz Kafka, but with a contemporary minimalist aesthetic.
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, psychological, tense, enigmatic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, obsession, conspiracy, deception, paranoia, plot twist, loneliness, chase, power struggle, surrealism, delusion, boxing, gangsters, death, stalker, mafia, subway, drugs, science, running, castle, gun, loner, inheritance, underground ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london

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Most similar movies to Kaufman's Game

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, greed and corruption mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Kaufman's Game: Following (1998), Shallow Grave (1994), Surveillance (2006), Marathon Man (1976), Hard Boiled Sweets (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: neo noir, psychological, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, gangsters, voyeurism, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 59K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: neo noir, psychological, cynical, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: roommate, dark humor, greed, betrayal, friendship, police officer, doctor, attic, corpse, insanity, accountant, grave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 61K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, stabbing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, france, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, heist, rivalry, money, cons and scams, pimp, danger, mob boss, escapades, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 19K
The Trust (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pair of cops investigating a drug invasion stumble upon a mysterious bank vault.
Style: psychological, tragic ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: heist, dirty cop, gangsters, corrupt cop, theft, gangster, deception, introspection, police corruption, police investigation, mafia, twists & turns ...
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 586
I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, danger, trapped, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 22K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crime, crimes, betrayal, card playing, cards, cons and scams, psychologist, mastermind, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 3.0
 1K
Pimp (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, gangsters, danger, crimes, prostitute, nothing goes right, disorder, drugs/alcohol, profanity, sexual content, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 62K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, mind game, fbi, ambition, casino, manipulation, manipulations, temptation, power relations, computers and web, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
Place: costa rica, usa, puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 195K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, outsmarting, adultery, perfect crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, bondage, confined, disappearance, crimes, danger, female nudity, isolation, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 72K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, danger, extramarital affair, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 112K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, dishonesty, mind control, crimes, memory loss, heist, disorder, amnesia, art thief, manipulation, cons and scams, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, manipulation, murder, rejection, sexual tension, friendship, jealousy, manipulations, envy, secret identity, yacht ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, rome italy, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 34K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, contemplative, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, con men, con artists, cheating, mexican standoff, heroin, faked death, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, caper, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Down and Dangerous (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventive and resourceful cocaine smuggler defends his trade against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman with a taste for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, alias, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, smuggler, chase, drugs, graphic violence, crime, henchman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 35K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, flashlight, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death, self defense ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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R.I.F. (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A policeman takes his family on a holiday, and after almost hitting a wild hog, the car won't start. They get hike with a guy scrutinizing his pretty wife. Shortly after, she disappears.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, on the run, police detective, chase, missing wife, crime, protagonist as suspect, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Breaking the Girls (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A naive college student loses a scholarship at the hands of a classmate and makes a pact with a mysterious friend to kill off each other's enemies.
Style: serious, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: college, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, student life, sex in a swimming pool, lesbian sex, plot twist, dangerous attraction, inheritance, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
 7.3
 53K
Bound (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: sexy, neo noir, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lesbianism, ex convict, lesbian lover, love affair, danger, mistress, seduction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crimes, crime, neo-noir, deadly, couples, wedding, gambling, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, mistaken identity, disorder, deception, twists & turns, crimes, mafia, mystery, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, crimes, crime, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.7
 402
[Cargo] (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, hostage, survival, fear, murder, father son relationship, telephone call, torture, businessman, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 84K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, terrorist, paranoia, professor, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., kansas, st. louis missouri, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 2K
Paanch (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is "loosely" based on the 1976-77 Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in Pune. It has been refused a clearance certificate by the censor board, twice on six grounds - the film glorifies violence; it shows the modus operandi of a crime ...
Style: avant garde, tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, fake kidnapping, friendship, friendship between men, fictional band, manipulation, suspect, rebellion, duplicity, deception, betrayal, rebellious youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 185K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, life turned upside down, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 695
Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, injustice, vigilantism, frame up, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 812
Cold Blooded (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, chases and races, chase, reluctant partners, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, partners, isolation, indoor, strong female presence, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%