Movies like Thief 1971

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Thief (1971)
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Thief (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A professional thief tries to break with his past but has to pull off one last job to pay off a gambling debt.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: heist, crimes, gambling, crime, mystery, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, going straight, robbery, debt, gambler, cat burglar
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Thief

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, heist and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Thief: Spanish Judges (2000), Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), This Thing of Ours (2003), Las Vegas Lady (1975), Tell (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, psychopath, deadly, criminal's revenge, betrayal, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Dae-gil has been skilled with his hands and has shown a strong desire for winning ever since he was a child. He will succeed his uncle and jump into the world of Tazza, risking his life in competition.
Style: twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, gambler, vengeance, criminal's revenge, ambition, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, seoul, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
This Thing of Ours (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, cons and scams, crimes, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, bank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.6
 193
Las Vegas Lady (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Las Vegas, Lucky and two of her girlfriends, Carol and Lisa, plan to steal half a million dollars from the sadistic manager of the Circus Circus Casino. A shadowy man is their contact and organizer. Each of the women could be a weak link in a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: casino, heist, trapeze, circus, gambling, survival, cons and scams, battles, disorder, strong female presence, crime gone awry, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 159
Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, gambling, police, hip hop, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, false accusation, cons and scams, fall in love, love triangle, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 145
Snow Job (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A famous skier (Jean-Claude Killy), his mistress (Danièle Gaubert) and a ski instructor (Cliff Potts) rob a bank in the Alps and hide the loot in a crevasse.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, skiing, resort, caper, insurance investigator, ski resort, master criminal, crime gone awry, disorder, mountain, conspiracy, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Sewers of Paradise (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In July of 1976, the Societé Générale of France was robbed of well over $10 million dollars by a group burrowing through the sewers of Paris. This movie is based on a book by the thieves' mastermind, Albert Spaggiari. The famous theft won ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: storage unit, heist, bank, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry, crime, caper, planning, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.3
 214
Little Cigars (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A gangster's former mistress hooks up with a troupe of circus midgets who, as a sideline, rob banks and casinos.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, on the run, hollywood, graphic violence, disorder, criminal heroes, love and romance, unlikely criminals, crime, crime gone awry, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, murder, bank, bank robbery, criminal gang, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, cannes
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
45%
 5.7
 588
Cool Money (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Charismatic thief Bobby Comfort escapes from prison, clears himself of all charges, and returns to a home life he finds unsatisfying. Though he is devoted to his wife and daughter, his old life comes calling, both figuratively and literally, in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: heist, gang, criminal heroes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, jail, hotel, prison, disorder, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.9
 4K
Wild Seven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this darkly karmic vision of Arizona, a man who breathes nothing but ill will begins a noxious domino effect as quickly as an uncontrollable virus kills. As he exits Arizona State Penn after twenty-one long years, Wilson has only one thing on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vengeance, frame up, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, going straight, crimes, brutality, false accusation, life is a bitch, goofy hero, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 443
Trick Baby (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two Phildelphia con men try to evade gangsters they have conned and cops who are trying to put them in jail.
Style: rough, suspenseful, cynical, realistic, semi serious
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, partners, crime, dishonesty, babies and infants, buddies, society, iceberg, cons and scams, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Young and Dangerous: Portland Street Blues (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, athlete's life, crimes, ambition, going straight, crime, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, rivalry, criminal's revenge, master criminal, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
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Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, curses spells and rituals, couples, mafia, italian american, crime, sex scene, sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Cop on a Mission (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mike, a cop who is becoming increasingly frustrated with his tiresome job with little benefits, whilst the criminals live a life of luxury. He is offered a undercover job to infiltrate a Triad gang led by Boss Tin. Mike slowly becomes engrossed in ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, heist, disorder, dishonesty, partners, chases and races, partners against crime, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 563
The Gang (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1945, as World War Two comes to a close, five small time crooks unite to form a gang. After several bold robberies they become notorious as "the front-wheel drive gang". The police attempt to stop their crime spree with little success, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, police investigation, crime, dishonesty, chase, gang, criminal heroes, chases and races, heist, crimes, marriage ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 251
Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mafia, vigilante, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
In the Line of Duty: Blaze of Glory (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former marine and cop Jeff Erickson starts a new life after meeting his dream girl, Jill, running a bookshop, until they decide to become the modern Bonnie and Clyde. Learning on the job the hard way, Jeff becomes famous through media-coverage, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: couples, romancing a criminal, heist, couple relations, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, crime, on the run, bank robber, chemist, ex cop ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, neo noir, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, law enforcement, partners, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 786
Gravity (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives an ordinary life. When a bank customer, whom Frederik has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, dark humor, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, unlikely criminals, buddies, life turned upside down, disorder, heist, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, suicide by gunshot, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 84
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crime, police detective, police corruption, police station, heist, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, cons and scams, partners, crime gone awry, female bonding, casino, buddies, escape, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 788
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: crime, rivalry, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, hitman, vengeance, murder, graphic violence, profanity, criminal's revenge, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%