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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, Hong Kong
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: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, diamond theft, criminal gang, master thief, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, gold, crimes, master criminal, gem, perfect crime, secret agenda, betrayal, partners, career criminal, caper, art theft, rivalry, casino, culture clash, grudge, storage unit, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, macau, asia, hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, humorous and semi serious films with plots about heist, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, criminal heroes, caper and betrayal mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Thieves: Ocean's Thirteen (2007), The Big Swindle (2004), Players (2012), Once a Thief (1991), Tower Heist (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: clever, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, mentor, casino, revenge, criminal's revenge, millionaire, businessman, vengeance, group of criminals, determination, partners in crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, mexico
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100%
The Big Swindle (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, law enforcement, disorder, cons and scams, dishonesty, betrayal, bank robbery, rivalry, crimes, graphic violence, forger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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100%
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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: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: heist, gang, vengeance, partners, crimes, cons and scams, betrayal, safecracker, rivalry, caper, car chase, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 7K
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, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: chase, martial arts, betrayal, friendship, cons and scams, vengeance, gangsters, heist, friends, disorder, one last job, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, year 1988
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 143K
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, funny, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, safecracker, skyscraper, thanksgiving, thief, corrupt businessman, gold, working class, planning, deception, fbi, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 387K
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: entertaining, twists and turns, clever, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, con artists, thief, con men, planning, master thief, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, sarcasm, rivalry, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: rome italy, paris france, amsterdam, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ 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, humorous, stylized, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, car chase, gold, heist, mafia, prison, rivalry, tunnel, thief, chase, traffic jam, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: italy, england, turin italy, london, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crimes, cons and scams, robbery, disguise, court, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, romancing a criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.0
 366K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
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: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, robbery, mentor, master criminal, revenge, caper, gold, safecracker, hacker, group of criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
After the Sunset (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two master thieves (Brosnan and Hayek) are finally retiring after one last succesful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, island, master thief, one last job, cons and scams, crimes, partners in crime, chase, policewoman, fbi, cat and mouse, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, los angeles, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, girls' night
Plot: car thief, car chase, chase, police, police investigation, heist, race against time, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: heist, gang, cons and scams, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, goofy hero, gangsters, bookies, diamond theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 10K
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, blackmail, race against time, betrayal, cons and scams, murder, vengeance, dishonesty, partners, buddies, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, rivalry, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, betrayal, forgery, caper, diamond, escapades, gang, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, con men, one last job, police investigation, cons and scams, betrayal, kgb, government agency, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, safecracker, master criminal, acrobat, frame up, cons and scams, crime gone awry, adventure, criminal heroes, rivalry, partners, confined ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 5K
Cash (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, realistic, stylized, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: manipulation, traitor, police, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, working undercover, criminal's revenge, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: french riviera, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 863
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, semi serious, light, captivating ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.6
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Crazy Stone (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three thieves try to steal a valuable jade that is tightly guarded by a security chief. But the security guards are not the only obstacle these thieves are facing. An extremely unlucky internationally known master thief is also trying to get a hand ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, twists and turns, light ...
Plot: heist, rivalry, crimes, bankruptcy, caper, escapades, perfect crime, thief, con artists, jewel robbery, secret agenda, planning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 474
Styx (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nelson puts his criminal ways behind him, having spent years as a first-rate safecracker. This resolution lasts until his brother finds himself owing money to organised crime and Nelson needs to do one last big job, with a few other professionals.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, police shootout, debt, going straight, unlikely criminals, betrayal, dishonesty, master criminal, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, hitman, partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crimes, hidden identity, disorder, goofy hero, dishonesty, diamond ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 6K
The Hot Rock (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Plot: heist, crimes, museum, dishonesty, buddies, criminal heroes, cons and scams, jewel thief, bank robbery, prison, perfect crime, faked death ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, realistic, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, con men, thief, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, forgery, art, dishonesty, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, master criminal, nothing goes right, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 3K
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, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, casino, cons and scams, heist, crimes, intrigue, crime gone awry, dishonesty, forgery, hidden identity, disorder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 83K
Blue Streak (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, thief, police officer, murder, escape attempt, cons and scams, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 152K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, mind game, perfect crime, swat team, suicidal, dishonesty, deception, policewoman, storage unit, caper, negotiator, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 4K
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, humorous, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, art theft, cons and scams, heist, criminal heroes, law enforcement, once in a lifetime opportunity, crimes, nothing goes right, partners, collector, heist gone wrong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 989
Swindle (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, disorder, crimes, gang, dishonesty, master criminal, fall in love, partners, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 5K
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: humorous, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: safecracker, memory loss, crimes, disorder, heist, nothing goes right, retiring, stash, bank, crime gone awry, one last job, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%