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, profanity, secret agenda, career criminal, art theft, caper, master thief
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, hong kong, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, semi serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, cons and scams, heist, betrayal and criminal heroes mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Thieves: Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Players (2012), The Big Swindle (2004), Cold Eyes (2013), 3000 Miles to Graceland (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: heist, revenge, perfect crime, casino, millionaire, businessman, criminal's revenge, mentor, vengeance, group of criminals, buddies, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico
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100%
 4.1
 4K
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, crimes, cons and scams, partners, betrayal, safecracker, bollywood, rivalry, caper, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, chases and races, crime, disorder, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.1
 6K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime, track down, crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, heist, gang, chases and races, rookie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, twists and turns, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crime, cons and scams, crimes, robbery, disguise, trial, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, brat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, on the run, crime, cons and scams, rivalry, dishonesty, ambition, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul
⇓ 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, semi serious, realistic, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, disorder, one last job, orphan, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Italian Job (1969)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, robbery, gold, heist, traffic jam, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, england, alps, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, car thief, chase, police, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 327K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, revenge, robbery, perfect crime, master criminal, safecracker, gold, hacker, betrayal, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, venice, california, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, semi serious, exciting, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thanksgiving, fbi, robbery, unlikely criminals, righting the wronged, perfect crime, crime, thief, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, faked death, blackmail, betrayal, race against time, crime, vengeance, murder, crimes, buddies, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: heist, traitor, police, crimes, criminal heroes, master criminal, cons and scams, dishonesty, working undercover, undercover, criminal's revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, art, border crossing, motorcycle, thief, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 768
In Security (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, crimes, disorder, confined, criminal heroes, adventure, criminal's revenge, chases and races, crime, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
Place: hamburg germany, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, cons and scams, forgery, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, betrayal, battles, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, asia, india, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gambling, obsessive quest, ambition, prodigy, vengeance, rivalry, betrayal, cons and scams, grudge, dishonesty, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.5
 344K
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, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: twists & turns, con artists, heist, perfect crime, crime, thief, crimes, buddies, rivalry, jail, greed, goon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, amsterdam, paris france, chicago illinois, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 869
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, fall in love, gang, dishonesty, master criminal, cons and scams, rivalry, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suspenseful, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Plot: heist, chases and races, disorder, gangsters, criminal heroes, bookies, crime, goofy hero, bollywood, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 19K
New World (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An undercover cop has his loyalties tested when the boss of the corporate gang he's spent years infiltrating dies.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, gangsters, working undercover, criminal gang, moral dilemma, mind game, police chief, crimes, rivalry, group of criminals, betrayal, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, dark humor, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, working undercover, betrayal, crime gone awry, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly, disorder, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, heist, crimes, crime, intrigue, crime gone awry, hidden identity, forgery, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, criminal heroes, government agency, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, crimes, art theft ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, crime gone awry, unlikely criminals, on the run, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, nothing goes right, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.9
 3K
Vinci (2004)
Genre: Crime, Comedy
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The sophisticated thief of art Robert "Cuma" Cuminski is released on probation from the local prison by the corrupt Doctor Wiaderny to organize the theft of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting "Lady with Ermine" for the dealer ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, cons and scams, heist, art theft, criminal heroes, law enforcement, once in a lifetime opportunity, nothing goes right, crimes, partners, chases and races, heist gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Bannen Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed show about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for beautiful women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal ...
Style: humorous, rough, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, disorder, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, hopes, deadly, gangsters, criminal, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: heist, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, partners, cons and scams, crime, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, dishonesty, hidden identity, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 10K
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, tense, twists and turns, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, manipulations, partners, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, small time, perfect crime, petty criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%