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, semi serious and exciting films with plots about crime, crimes, heist, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams and rivalry mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Thieves: Players (2012), The Big Swindle (2004), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), Cold Eyes (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, remake of american film ...
Plot: heist, partners, master criminal, dishonesty, car chase, rivalry, safecracker, bollywood, vengeance, gang, cons and scams, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: twists and turns, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams, crime, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: heist, revenge, perfect crime, businessman, casino, labor strike, millionaire, criminal's revenge, mentor, surveillance, vengeance, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, rivalry, vengeance, on the run, betrayal, ambition, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: map, police investigation, heist, chases and races, partners against crime, crime, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, track down, partners, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, rivalry, friends, love and romance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gold, robbery, heist, traffic jam, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, england, alps, london
⇓ 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, perfect crime, race against time, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, perfect crime, robbery, master criminal, revenge, safecracker, gold, hacker, betrayal, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, europe, venice, italy, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, casino, faked death, helicopter, death, kidnapping, robbery, trial, mass murder, prison, disguise ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
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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: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thanksgiving, fbi, robbery, unlikely criminals, perfect crime, righting the wronged, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, betrayal, crime gone awry, rivalry, car chase, chase, frame up, cons and scams, on the run, friends ...
Time: 70s
Place: hamburg germany, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, betrayal, rivalry, forgery, disorder, master criminal, dishonesty, battles, treasure hunt, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, goofy hero, cons and scams, bookies, danger, rivalry, gang, bollywood, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, law enforcement, partners, rivalry, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, tragic hero, apprentice, prodigy, wooing, dishonesty, small town life, grudge, cards, tragic love, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 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, realistic, witty ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, crime, heist, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, intrigue, forgery, hidden identity, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, government agency, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, art theft ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.5
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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: con artists, twists & turns, heist, perfect crime, crime, buddies, thief, rivalry, jail, greed, goon, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, amsterdam, new jersey, chicago illinois, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, poker, police, traitor, boat, cons and scams, manipulations, criminal's revenge, master criminal, dishonesty, cards, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
How to Rob a Bank (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Caught in the middle of a bank robbery, a slacker and a bank employee become the ones who arbitrate the intense situation.
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, on the run, betrayal, bank, nothing goes right, cons and scams, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, chase, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, partners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, master criminal, prison, bank, journalism, friends, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, motorcycle, thief, crime, crime gone awry, art, museum, one last job, family relations, forgery, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, detroit, warsaw poland, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, partners, crime gone awry, manipulations, dishonesty, petty criminal, perfect crime, small time, criminal heroes, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
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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, golden years, cons and scams, criminal's revenge, betrayal, gang, vengeance, rivalry, intrigue, crime gone awry, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, faked death, master criminal, blackmail, gun, betrayal, murder, friends, partners, perfect crime, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, rough, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, assassination, heist, martial arts, redemption, taxi, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, partners, gory, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, humorous, stylized, semi serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, crime, criminal heroes, uninhibited rivalry, gangsters, power relations, gang, boss and employee, rivalry, danger, workplace, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, entertaining, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: bank robbery, nightclub, heist, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, rivalry, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: safecracker, nothing goes right, memory loss, crime gone awry, heist, bank, disorder, retiring, one last job, crime, goofy hero, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%