Movies like The Wild Card

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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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gangsters, gambling, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, confined, woman in danger, dishonesty, tough heroes, disorder, crumbling marriage, murder, kidnapping, abduction, graphic violence, criminal heroes, cheating wife, stepdaughter, danger, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, tape over mouth, hostages, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, dishonesty, confined, hostage and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Wild Card: The Box (2007), Assassins Run (2013), Cry in the Woods (2004), Black Ransom (2010), The Entitled (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, kidnapping, frame up, confined, woman in danger, track down, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, rough, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, confined, hostage, murder, female nudity, archery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.7
 533
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 7K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, breaking point, confinement indoors, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, rich, forest ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, disorder, tough heroes, hitman, kidnapping, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, on the run, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crimes, gangsters, hostage negotiator, crime gone awry, diner, tough heroes, robbery, criminal gang, mafioso, mafia, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.0
 1K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, gangsters, crimes, nothing goes right, prostitute, disorder, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), criminal heroes, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.1
 296
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, police investigation, prostitute, police detective, gambling, serial killer, police corruption, tough heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 462
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, psychological, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, psychopath, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, disorder, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hostage, hijacking, manipulation, woman in danger, on the road, rivalry, crimes, single parent, burglar, bank robber, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 689
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: heiress, abduction, crimes, rescue, confined, russian mafia, kidnapping, murder, deception, sex trafficking, strong female presence, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 281
Puzzle (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Five strangers, each with his own special talents, are recruited by the mysterious 'X'. They do not know why they are brought together, but nonetheless agree to a series of potentially lucrative schemes. A planned bank robbery goes awry ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crime gone awry, heist, master criminal, suspicion, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: scary, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 818
Cold Blooded (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, isolation, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, reluctant partners, partners, nightshift, woman in danger, strong female presence, strong violent content, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 933
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: serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: rivalry, gang, hostage, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, lifestyle, crimes, police corruption, couple relations, vengeance, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.2
 1K
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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, law enforcement, gangsters, private detective, investigation, prostitute, crimes, who done it, murder, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dirty Little Trick (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up a beautiful young hitch-hiker, Michael Anderson finds himself living in his worst possible nightmare.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, non-linear ...
Plot: on the run, femme fatale, frame up, heroes, crimes, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, rivalry, betrayal, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 704
Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, sexploitation, hostage, femme fatale, confined, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, computers and web, movie star ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, motel, criminal, hostage, disorder, disability, crimes, mother daughter relationship, death threat, stolen money, little girl, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: diner, murder, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, confined, rivalry, crimes, isolation, graphic violence, mind game, battle of wits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, hostage, bondage, ransom, confined, disappearance, crimes, female nudity, life is a bitch, partners, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 13K
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, criminal heroes, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 840
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, woman in danger, police investigation, diabetic, chase, hostage, terminal illness, kidnapping, salvation, weapons, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.8
 700
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, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, family in danger, stalking, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, strong female presence, graphic violence, woman in danger, couples, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, confined, special agents, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 2K
Three Way (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, crime gone awry, blackmail, betrayal, who done it, love, nude girl, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%