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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, disorder, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, tough heroes, cheating wife, murder, stepdaughter, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, danger, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Wild Card: Pawn (2013), Assassins Run (2013), Surveillance (2006), The Box (2007), Pimp (2010). 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, crimes, gangsters, hostages, hostage, diner, crime, disorder, crime gone awry, hostage negotiator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, frame up, kidnapping, confined, woman in danger, betrayal, crimes, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.1
 429
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: psychological, serious, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, hidden identity, psychopath, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, manipulations, danger, crimes, mystery, special agents, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.6
 439
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, dishonesty, law enforcement, master criminal, police corruption, vengeance, kidnapping, police investigation, mind game, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 2.9
 904
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, profanity, sexual content, prostitute, woman in danger, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, drugs/alcohol, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, breaking point, crimes, confinement indoors, unlikely criminals, partners, danger, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, rough, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, heist, crime gone awry, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, tough heroes, master criminal, disorder, hitman, danger, on the run, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 621
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races, crime, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.3
 265
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, gangsters, police corruption, gambling, danger, serial killer, criminal heroes, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, cons and scams, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.4
 641
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: deadly, crimes, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, legal, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, criminal heroes, legal action, power relations, legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.0
 934
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, police detective, haunted by the past, murder, manipulations, serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulation, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 1K
2:22 (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plan was easy; the job was not. On a snowy night a tight crew of four criminals plan to pull off a routine heist. When things go horribly wrong, friendship, loyalty and trust are pushed to the limit.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, confined, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, suspect, crime boss, hotel, profanity, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcement, danger, tough heroes, hopes, confined, deadly, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, chase, crimes, deadly, chases and races, confined, escapades, dishonesty, partners, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, manipulations, woman in danger, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, danger, on the road, single parent, bank robber, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 607
Layover (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the heiress of a luxury hotel chain is kidnapped at her dingy motel outside Detroit by a band of ruthless sex traffickers, her downtrodden assistant must figure out a way to rescue her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: rescue, crimes, confined, danger, russian mafia, heiress, abduction, kidnapping, deception, murder, sex trade, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, crime gone awry, betrayal, parents and children, strong violent content, disorder, violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.3
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, crimes, criminal heroes, deadly, unfulfillment, crime, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 962
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, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes, psychopath, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, couples, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, danger, rivalry, husband wife relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 4K
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: criminal heroes, arms dealing, rivalry, crime, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, snitch, criminal, sexual content, profanity, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Chechnya, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, gangsters, mysterious character, on the run, mistaken identity, woman in danger, save the lady, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, year 1992, 1990s
Place: europe, bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, danger, prostitute, murder, investigation, who done it, law enforcement, private detective, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, on the run, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, injustice, rebellion, murder, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 380
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, irish american, gangster
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 979
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, crimes, crime, confined, criminal heroes, gangsters, special agents, law enforcement, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Good Day for It (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, cafe, danger, family in danger, reunion, homecoming, parents and children, forced into action, vengeance, crimes, deadly, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 876
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, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, manhunt, crime gone awry, betrayal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, law enforcement, addiction, drug dealing, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%