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The Wild Card (2004)
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The Wild Card (2004)
Original name: El Comodín
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, crumbling marriage, disorder, woman in danger, tough heroes, cheating wife, murder, stepdaughter, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, tape over mouth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes and rivalry 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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, gangsters, crimes, hostages, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, crime, 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, law enforcement, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, master criminal, rivalry, police investigation, kidnapping, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, disorder, prostitute, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, drugs/alcohol, danger, woman in danger, nothing goes right
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, danger, ballet, gangsters, rescue, corrupt officer, crimes, track down, confined, crime, chases and races, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, psychological, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, danger, hidden identity, police corruption, psychopath, murder, manipulations, crimes, special agents, mystery, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, confinement indoors, danger, partners, disorder, breaking point, crimes, unlikely criminals, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, loss of partner, confined, crime, hostages, on the run, vengeance, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 12K
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, criminal's revenge, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, unlikely criminals, hostages, danger, stalking, crime gone awry, bar, dishonesty, disorder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, prostitute, police detective, police investigation, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, gambling, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, crime gone awry, hitman, heist, disorder, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, rivalry, criminal heroes, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, rough, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, police detective, drug dealing, urban, lifestyle, rivalry, gang, vengeance, police corruption, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 3K
Gun (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Detroit gun runner Rich (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) works to sniff out a traitor in his midst after being targeted by the FBI and having barely surviving a weapons deal gone awry. Rich was all set to unload a serious supply of firepower ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealing, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, crime, betrayal, snitch, criminal, crimes, drug dealing, male objectification, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hitman, witness protection, witnessing a crime, crime, confined, hostages, crimes, chases and races, special agents, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 595
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, disorder, dishonesty, hitman, heist, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, woman in danger, deadly, confined, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, uncover truth, deadly, mind game, stalking, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, boss and employee, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, danger, stalking, woman in danger, vengeance, psychopath, obsession, couples, chases and races, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, criminal heroes, gangsters, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, escaped convict, hold up, betrayal, righting the wronged, crimes, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, pimp, money
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: disturbing, rough, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, on the run, legal, rebellion, injustice, dishonesty, power relations, danger, murder, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, confined, chases and races, crimes, crime, hostages, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, heist, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, chases and races, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, criminal heroes, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, legal action, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.1
 968
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: heist, missing person, dishonesty, crime, gangsters, confined, criminal heroes, special agents, law enforcement, criminal, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, danger, tough heroes, deadly, confined, hopes, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, serial killer, deadly, crimes, manipulations, danger, dishonesty, woman in danger, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, addiction, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, going straight, crime, rivalry, drug abuse, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, betrayal, heist, crime, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, parents and children, criminal heroes, power relations, family relations, crime gone awry, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: gloomy, rough, serious, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, couples, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, crime, danger, crime gone awry, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, woman in danger, manipulations, on the road, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, danger, single parent, bank robber, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%