Movies like The Thieves

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The Thieves (2012)
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The Thieves (2012)
Original name: 도둑들
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A gang of South Korean thieves team up with a Hong Kong crew to steal a diamond necklace from a heavily-guarded casino safe in Macau. As the cops close in, old betrayals — and misunderstandings — resurface.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, betrayal, partners, criminal gang, diamond theft, crimes, casino, gold, crime, gem, perfect crime, master criminal, grudge, rivalry, culture clash, secret agenda, career criminal, art theft, master thief
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia

Most similar movies to The Thieves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting and semi serious films with plots about crimes, crime, heist, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes and rivalry mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Thieves: Players (2012), The Big Swindle (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), The Italian Job (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
 3K
Players (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Learning of a fortune in gold being secretly shipped to Romania, master thieves Charlie and Riya assemble a crack team to steal it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, remake of american film ...
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crimes, crime, safecracker, vengeance, bollywood, chases and races, dishonesty, gang, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Big Swindle (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got and elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in history that'll make any thief have a wet ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, rivalry, crime, chases and races, cons and scams, crimes, heist, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: entertaining, clever, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, casino, revenge, labor strike, millionaire, businessman, criminal's revenge, mentor, surveillance, vengeance, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police, car thief, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, robbery, traffic jam, gold, heist, mafia, prison, tunnel, museum, thief, sewer, turin italy ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, england, alps, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 313K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, heist, perfect crime, gold, hacker, robbery, betrayal, revenge, cons and scams, safecracker, murder, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, italy, venice, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: realistic, humorous, twists and turns, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, casino, faked death, helicopter, death, kidnapping, robbery, trial, prison, disguise, mass murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.4
 2K
Cash (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 'Cash' is a high octane heist thriller set in Cape Town, South Africa.The film revolves around an ace con artist,(Ajay Devgan) who hires a set of top notch robbers (Esha Deol, Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza and Riteish Deshmukh) to steal a set of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: heist, crimes, contests and competitions, crime, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, master criminal, disorder, forgery, battles, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, india, asia, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Master Touch (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A master thief, just out of prison, concocts a risky final score that would net him over a million dollars.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, master criminal, rivalry, chase, friends, betrayal, on the run, crime, adventure, car chase, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 124K
Tower Heist (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, skyscraper, thanksgiving, fbi, robbery, unlikely criminals, perfect crime, righting the wronged, crime, thief, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.4
 2K
Fool N Final (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A bunch of misfits and gangsters embarks on a journey to find a lost and stolen diamond.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Plot: heist, cons and scams, dishonesty, disorder, bookies, danger, rivalry, gang, bollywood, crimes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 815
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, crimes, fall in love, disorder, master criminal, dishonesty, gang, partners, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Tazza: The High Rollers (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he's on a hot streak one ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, love and romance, fall in love, cons and scams, master warrior, contests and competitions, crime, crimes, vengeance, apprentice, prodigy, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 2K
The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: semi serious, humorous, clever, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, crime, heist, intrigue, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, forgery, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 328K
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in carrying out three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam – but a Europol agent is hot on their heels.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, entertaining, intellectual, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, con artists, perfect crime, crime, buddies, twists & turns, thief, museum, rivalry, jail, greed, goon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, amsterdam, paris france, new jersey, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Thick as Thieves (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, one last job, police investigation, betrayal, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, government agency, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 4K
Ca$h (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: heist, police, poker, traitor, boat, manipulations, criminal heroes, undercover, apprentice, criminal's revenge, master criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, semi serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, rivalry, vengeance, on the run, ambition, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, motorcycle, thief, crime, crime gone awry, art, forgery, cons and scams, siblings relations, criminal heroes, crimes, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 5K
Cold Eyes (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: HA Yoon-ju becomes the newest member to a unit within the Korean Police Forces Special Crime Department that specializes in surveillance activities on high profile criminals. She teams up with HWANG Sang-Jun, the veteran leader of the unit, and ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, track down, fighting crime, gang, map, partners, rookie, partners against crime, crimes, chases and races, crime, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
No Blood No Tears (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Gyung-sun is a washed-up cab driver who has been trying to go straight after years in trouble with the law after being a big-time safecracker. Soo-jin wants to be a famous singer, but lives the life of a trophy girlfriend to her vicious gangster ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, gangsters, chases and races, unfulfillment, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, dangerous animal, taxi, neo noir, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 9K
Foolproof (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kevin, Sam and Rob have an unusual hobby: planning foolproof heists, without intending to actually perform them. The game goes wrong when their latest plan is stolen and carried out. Things get even worse when a mysterious man approaches them with ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, faked death, master criminal, gun, blackmail, race against time, perfect crime, partners, dishonesty, buddies, vengeance, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection of a crusading newspaperwoman.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, friendship, journalism, misfit partners, nothing goes right, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Stark Raving Mad (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, bank, cons and scams, nightclub, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, partners, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Wife Is a Gangster 2 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Scissor Gang leader Eun-jin (Shin Eun-kyung), who now suffers from amnesia, nevertheless defends Jae-cheol (Jun Gyu Park), a restaurateur who employs her, from a gangster who wants his business.
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: restaurant, rivalry, martial arts, crime, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, boss and employee, memory loss, danger, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 2K
All for One (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Denmark
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Four rogues, who were best friends as kids, have one big problem: they're sitting on both sides of the law. Martin is a policeman, while Nikolai, Ralf, and Timo can't distinguish between personal possessions and the possessions of others! ...
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Plot: heist, unfulfillment, working undercover, crime, buddies, disorder, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, unlikely partners, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 313
The Squeeze (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A retired safe cracker is recruited by a young conman to return to the "business" for a million dollar heist.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, buddies, deadly, law enforcement, partners, vengeance, gang, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 5K
Once a Thief (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: John Woo directs this action-packed comedy that stars Chow Yun-Fat, Leslie Cheung and Cherie Chung as a trio of art thieves who grew up together as orphans under the tutelage of a cruel crime boss named Chow (Kenneth Tsang). Although Red Bean ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, dishonesty, buddies, disorder, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 342
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robbers Ace and Scratch are caught in the act of robbing a casino vault and are caught after a long chase by the owner of the casino, who chooses not to send them to jail but instead hires them on as security consultants. The current head of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, crime, adventure, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, rivalry, chase, cons and scams, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 4K
Ghanchakkar (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: When Sanju a master safe cracker teams up with two dangerous criminals to commit one last heist. The robbery is successful and Sanju is given the task of hiding the money till things cool down and the booty can be split. Three months later, the ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: safecracker, bank, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, nothing goes right, goofy hero, one last job, crime gone awry, disorder, retiring, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%