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Shadows & Lies (2010)
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Shadows & Lies (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of William Vincent as he recounts the eccentric and curious path that has brought him, at mortal risk, to New York City, after four years in exile, to rescue a woman he scarcely knows, Ann, from the vague crime syndicate that first brought them together.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, student film
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, danger, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rescue, woman in danger, lovers on the run, gangsters, crime, rivalry, female nudity, black panties, protective male, girl stripped down to panties, minimal dialogue
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger, criminal heroes, rivalry and chases and races mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadows & Lies: Wisegal (2008), Gunshy (1998), The Butcher's Son (2009), Outlaw Country (2012), Morgan's Ferry (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: dishonesty, mysterious character, criminal heroes, fall in love, parents and children, unlikely criminals, mind game, love affair, gangsters, crimes, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 886
Gunshy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the New York journalist Jake Bridges catches his girlfriend with another guy, he goes to Atlantic City to drink himself to oblivion. He is saved from a bar brawl by a small-time mobster Frankie, and Jake falls in love with Frankie's ...
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crimes, crime, love and romance, gangsters, fall in love, unlikely criminals, writer's life, love triangle, dishonesty, journalism, neo-noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, heroes, betrayal, vigilantism, danger, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.0
 656
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, society, danger, love and romance, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 5.6
 435
Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, dangerous attraction, confined, criminal heroes, isolation, danger, fall in love, fugitives, crimes, woman in danger, couples, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: law enforcement, romancing a criminal, vengeance, murderous pair, chases and races, deadly, crime, crimes, urban, rivalry, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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 ⇓
76%
Little New York (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sully (Ethan Hawke) is desperate to give his unborn son the chance he never had. Jasper (Seymour Cassel) wants to escape the mobsters that have infiltrated his life and business. Parmie Tarzo (Vincent D'Onofrio), a local mob boss, dreams of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, unfulfillment, gangsters, violence, husband wife relationship, environmentalism, mob boss, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, chase, murder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, missing person, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Hell's Kitchen (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a robbery goes awry, the bandits all end up in a puddle of blood and only one lives and goes to jail for five years. Upon his release, the girlfriend wants her new boyfriend to kill him. Only trouble is the boyfriend knows that the fault was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: crime gone awry, friendship, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, drug dealing, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Plot: murder, crime, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, dishonesty, chases and races, fugitives, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
67%
 4.9
 434
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: haunted by the past, chases and races, going straight, love affair, hopes, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, love and romance, lovers on the run, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Sucker Free City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows three young men as they are drawn into lives of crime. Nick (Crowley) uses his entry-level corporate job to commit credit card fraud and deals drugs on the side. K-Luv (Mackie) is a member of the "V-Dubs", an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, racism, juvenile delinquency, social decay, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, city life, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 741
Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: lovers on the run, crimes, crime, partners, chases and races, criminal heroes, love and romance, bank robbery, escapades, danger, family relations, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 2K
Inside Out (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the last thirteen years AJ (Triple H) has been behind bars, convicted of manslaughter for killing a man who intended to kill his best friend, Jack (Michael Rapaport). Now released, AJ wants nothing more than to start a small business and live a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, starting over, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, forced into action, hopes, heroes, woman in danger, crimes, disorder, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 815
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, downfall, human nature, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, rivalry, family relations, society, murder, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, heist, rivalry, life turned upside down, danger, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, profanity, sexual content, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 652
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: woman in danger, cons and scams, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, identity theft, impersonation, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, photocopier, secretary
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Diamond (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Simon, a burglar on probation, agreed to go on the biggest shot of his life: The flight of the "Florentine", a mythical diamond set auction by its owners. To succeed, he must approach Julia, expert diamond for sale which is a considerable ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, criminal heroes, fall in love, hidden identity, betrayal, corruption, diamond, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 6K
Bummer (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Corrupt cops, street gangs, "Bratki" in "Bummers" (BMWs) steal and "Merins" (Mercedeses), angry truck drivers, beautiful women and death are what four friends in a black Bummer who go on a mission from one region of ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, crime gone awry, intrigue, dishonesty, murder, rivalry, bribery, on the road, gangsters, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 10K
Rob the Mob (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true-life story of a crazy-in-love Queens couple who robbed a series of mafia social clubs and got away with it… for a while… until they stumble upon a score bigger than they ever planned and become targets of both the mob and the FBI.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: heist, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, crime gone awry, love and romance, crime, crimes, couple relations, partners, wanted, chases and races, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A New York Heartbeat (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, emotional, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, confined, crimes, disorder, crime, chases and races, romance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, love and romance, fall in love, gangsters ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 573
Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, crime, mystery, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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 ⇓
50%
 5.0
 807
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, undercover, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shooting Gallery (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A street-smart pool player falls in with a pack of hustlers. As he rises in the underground circuit, he lands in the middle of a match between his boss and a crooked cop.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: billiards, police corruption, rivalry, danger, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, corrupt police, gambling, figment, street kid, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, going straight, love and romance, crimes, fall in love, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, friendship, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Killing Affair (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: crime, crimes, fall in love, hostages, confined, isolation, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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