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The Wild Card (2004)
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The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no one is innocent in the end. Who will live and who will die... and who is The Wild Card?
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, hostages, gambling, confined, betrayal, crime, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, disorder, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, tough heroes, cheating wife, murder, stepdaughter, bound and gagged, tied to a chair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada

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Most similar movies to The Wild Card

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly and gangsters mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Wild Card: Pawn (2013), The Box (2007), Pimp (2010), Assassins Run (2013), Surveillance (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 7K
Pawn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, gangsters, crimes, hostages, crime, crime gone awry, danger, tough heroes, hostage negotiator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.6
 429
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, kidnapping, vengeance, police corruption, survival, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 2.9
 872
Pimp (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, disorder, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, nothing goes right, prostitute, woman in danger, danger, drugs/alcohol
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, danger, ballet, rescue, gangsters, dishonesty, track down, frame up, law enforcement, corrupt officer, on the run, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 5.1
 424
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, mystery, manipulations, special agents, danger, psychopath, police corruption, hidden identity, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, danger, race against time, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, investigation, haunted by the past, terminal illness, vengeance, on the run, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 11K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 567
Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to film a sex tape live on the internet for a paying audience.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, hitman, heist, danger, woman in danger, crime gone awry, femme fatale, hostages, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: criminal heroes, chases and races, couple relations, gangsters, unlikely criminals, destiny, hijacking, heist, bank, dishonesty, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 263
Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prostitute, police detective, police investigation, crimes, gambling, police corruption, danger, tough heroes, reluctant partners, gangsters, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, deadly, disorder, law enforcement, suburbs, master criminal, crime gone awry, danger, on the run, rivalry, confined, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 816
Days of Grace (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Mexico City. 2002, 2006, 2010. A cop. A hostage. A wife. Corruption, violence, vengeance. Three destinies, during 30 days, during three Soccer World Cups. Three ways to fight in order to survive.
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, lifestyle, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, rivalry, police detective, gang, police corruption, vengeance, urban, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hitman, witness protection, police investigation, assassination attempt, battles, missing person, gambling, on the run, hostages, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 4K
Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: hijacking, kidnapping, fugitives, danger, woman in danger, single parent, anti heroes, chases and races, manipulations, crimes, confined, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 607
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, danger, woman in danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, obsession, couples, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Second Wind (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Gu, a famous gangster, has just escaped from jail. All french police is after him. Before leaving the country with Manouche, the woman he loves, Gu needs a final job to get some money. The job works, but a police's scheming makes Gu appear as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, escaped convict, betrayal, hold up, crimes, righting the wronged, armored truck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hard Boiled Sweets (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ex-con Johnny is forced into pulling a heist he wants nothing to do with. Mob boss ‘Shrewd’ Eddie has one million is dirty cash stashed at his home, just waiting to be stolen. But what Johnny doesn’t know is that seven other very dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, crime, pimp, money
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 951
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: tense, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalism, police investigation, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, media, serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, law enforcement, dishonesty, on the run, legal, injustice, deadly, power relations, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: mental illness, investigation, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, dishonesty, hostages, chases and races, crime, archery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 793
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement, heist, police corruption, deadly, danger, crime gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 6K
The Entitled (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forest, gun, ransom, rich, cell phone, danger, crime gone awry, college graduate, confinement indoors, drugs/alcohol, breaking point ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 621
Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: hotshot lawyer, legal action, courtroom drama, legal, power relations, rivalry, murder, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 4.3
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, tough heroes, confined, deadly, danger, hopes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.0
 910
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, manipulations, crimes, police investigation, serial killer, police detective, danger, murder, investigation, wizards and magicians, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, rivalry, addiction, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, going straight, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, power relations, betrayal, heist, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, crime, parents and children, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, talky, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, danger, deadly, couples, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 484
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, danger, disorder, chases and races, crimes, gangsters, bank, good versus evil, law enforcement, deadly, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 862
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, manhunt, crime gone awry, betrayal, cons and scams, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%