Movies like Shadows & Lies

If you like "Shadows & Lies" you are looking for tense, rough and serious movies about / with gangsters, crimes, crime, love and romance, fall in love, danger and dishonesty themes of Crime and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Shadows & Lies (2010)
 4.2
 852
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, student film
Audience: date night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, crime, love and romance, fall in love, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, rivalry, lovers on the run, rescue, woman in danger, female nudity, black panties, protective male, girl stripped down to panties, minimal dialogue
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Shadows & Lies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shadows & Lies: The Ministers (2009), Gunshy (1998), The Butcher's Son (2009), Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995), The Rally (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: chases and races, crime, danger, rivalry, vengeance, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, murderous pair, romancing a criminal, urban, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 870
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: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, gangsters, unlikely criminals, love and romance, crime, crimes, writer's life, journalism, love triangle, fall in love, dishonesty, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime, hitman, tough heroes, dishonesty, political corruption, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, heroes, betrayal, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, fugitives, witnessing a crime, crimes, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 53
The Rally (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "The Rally" is a gritty drama which follows several families living in a town riddled with crime and corruption. As the local church works to bring positive change to the town, they are confronted at every turn by those that desire to keep ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, christian film
Plot: society, city life, crime, crimes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, rivalry, dishonesty, urban, drug addict, church, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, on the run, survival, police corruption, vengeance, cons and scams, special agents, criminal's revenge, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.8
 431
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Plot: woman in danger, going straight, love affair, love and romance, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, lovers on the run, hopes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 723
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: lone wolves, crimes, criminal heroes, crime, gangsters, deadly, murder, hitman, vengeance, criminal's revenge, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 376
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: gang, crimes, crime, gangsters, gangster, irish american
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, crimes, on the run, danger, life turned upside down, heist, dishonesty, going straight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, organized crime, danger, criminal heroes, fall in love, robbery, crime, criminal's revenge, hitman, crime boss, crimes, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Witness Protection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Would you be willing to walk away from everyone and everything you've ever known in exchange for your safety? This is the question facing career criminal Bobby "Bats" Batton (Tom Sizemore); on the outs with the mob and facing ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, gangsters, crimes, mystery, couple relations, criminal heroes, dishonesty, deadly, murder, samurai, ghost ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: psychological, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, rivalry, mind game, vengeance, crime, confined, hostages, fall in love, crimes, danger, woman in danger, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.4
 211
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense
Plot: crimes, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, heist, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, bank, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 639
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: serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, cons and scams, dishonesty, woman in danger, photocopier, secretary, female stalker, identity theft
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, offbeat, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, unfulfillment, low lives, butcher, multiple perspectives, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: criminal heroes, love and romance, filmmaking, tough heroes, murder, dishonesty, going straight, law enforcement, vengeance, friendship, working undercover, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, family business, family relations, rise and fall, ambition, criminal heroes, unfulfillment, crime, crimes, gangsters, ego clash
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
49%
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: gloomy, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, addiction, haunted by the past, gang, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, gangsters, athlete's life, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fashion designer marries a lawyer only to discover that his father is an imfamous mafia don.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, crime, gangsters, love affair, special agents, drug dealing, defamation, couples, dishonesty, crimes, legal action ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, gangsters, drugs/alcohol, ambition, rise and fall, gang, unfulfillment
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, interracial relations, city life, collector, juvenile delinquency, gang, dysfunctional family, racism, urban ghetto, kids in trouble, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 60
Johnny Virus (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the tradition of V for Vendetta, Underworld and X Men, Johnny Virus takes place in the Chicago Underworld of futuristic 1940's.
Style: exciting, futuristic, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: deadly, assassination, rivalry, danger, vengeance, crimes, crime, anti heroes, heroes, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, mob hit ...
Time: future, 40s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, drugs/alcohol, gang, love triangle, criminal heroes, dangerous attraction, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 591
My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: urban, aging, crime, city life, criminal heroes, gangsters, manipulations, siblings relations, crimes, parents and children, murder, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, emotional, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: criminal's revenge, crimes, love and romance, crime, criminal heroes, juvenile delinquency, crime gone awry, youth, danger, rivalry, disorder, nursing ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 1K
Once Fallen (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden GlobeĀ® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: estrangement, family problems, family life, starting over, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, criminal heroes, fall in love, crimes, gangsters, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Laws of Gravity (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jimmy and Jon are a couple of Brooklyn guys who somehow never found their way into workaday society; they never found their way into big-time crime, either.
Style: rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: arms dealing, life is a bitch, deadly, juvenile delinquency, misfit, society, urban, heist, low lives, urban ghetto, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%