Movies like The Uppercrust

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The Uppercrust (1981)
 6.9
 75
The Uppercrust (1981)
Original name: Den Tüchtigen gehört die Welt
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Austria, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This film combines two very different styles: an atmospheric psycho thriller about the ice-cold hired gun (masterfully played by Frank Gorschin), and the bizarre satire of the Austrian TV serial "Kottan ermittelt".
Style: dark humor
Plot: sniper, killer, police, con artists, gang, hitman, death, hostage, female nudity, politics, neo noir, corruption, construction, blackmail, murder, the underworld, prank, police officer, bribe, mob, highway patrol, government corruption, joke, shot in the head, exploding car ...
Place: san francisco, vienna

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Most similar movies to The Uppercrust

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, police, hitman, gunfight, violence, death and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Uppercrust: And Then You Die (1987), Silk (1986), Pale Blue Balloons (2008), Freebie and the Bean (1974), Metro (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: hitman, death, murder, police, blackmail, organized crime, drugs, husband wife relationship, video tape, gang, drug dealer, criminal underworld ...
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 256
Silk (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Silk, the toughest cop in Honolulu, busts small time smugglers only to reveal a larger syndicate smuggling Asian mobsters into the States by buying the identities of Hawaiian citizens.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: smuggling, falling to death, asian, gangster, female protagonist, corruption, hitman, police station, falling off a roof, nickname, bandit, gunfight ...
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Pale Blue Balloons (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dave is a bad cop fighting a deadly heroin addiction while working a case deep inside the mafia. After killing numerous drug dealers and even undercover police officers for the mob, he is kept from his money for trivial reasons. As his drug problem ...
Plot: police officer, drug addiction, bad cop, chainsaw, mafia, sleaze, corrupt cop, police, female nudity, crime epic, gunfight, urban setting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Freebie and the Bean (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives want to bring down a local hijacking boss. But they'll have to get to him before a hitman does.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, hitman, police, police investigation, buddies, chases and races, partners against crime, chase, law enforcement, master criminal, crime, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 25K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, tough law enforcer, danger, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 102
Southwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Ex-military Captain Samantha Williams, is "recruited" to put together a team of ex-military and criminals. Williams must carry out unlawful orders to protect the world's most powerful criminal organization, the US Government.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, cult film
Plot: pistol, seduction, fight, foot chase, homosexual, bisexual, lesbian kiss, psychopath, lesbian sex, divorce, shot in the chest, blackmail ...
Place: las vegas, los angeles, san francisco, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 2K
I Went Down (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: hostage, gangsters, friendship, on the road, infidelity, crime, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, profanity, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Black Alley Cats (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Wanting revenge on a street gang for a rape attack, four young girls get together, take kung-fu lessons, learn how to shoot, form a gang called the Black Alley Cats and search out the gang that attacked them.
Plot: gang, rape revenge, african american, girl gang, lesbianism, voyeurism, schoolgirl, sex, black leather jacket, pool table, shower, female nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Chotta Mumbai (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: India
Story: The film starts in a street in Fort Kochi where Vasco da Gama, the son of a wrestler named Michael, lives. Vasco and his gang of five — Chandrappan, Susheelan, Sainu, Basheer and cousin Tomichchan are small-time goondas, involved in petty offences ...
Plot: murder, police, goon, wrestling, the underworld, alcoholic, gang, new year's eve, christmas, irresponsible, corrupt cop, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 88
Malevolence (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio owes the Robaldo family a hundred G's, Gray wants revenge on the street gang who mugged him, Jimmy's escaped from prison, and his brother/accomplice David has many serious mental conditions. Detective Brickley is hot on their trail ...
Plot: hitman, mafia, interracial relations, gunfight, nanny, demon, police, psychology, stalker, gang, prostitute, escape ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dark Measures (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gritty independent film which follows the crime spree of a vicious pack of thugs. Molly's calm 9-5 life is turned upside down when the gang brutally attacks her. She survives a horrific ordeal only to find the thugs want her dead before she ...
Plot: violence, blood, revenge, police, father daughter relationship, gang, domestic violence, murder, criminal, death, rape victim, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sensitive New-Age Killer (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Paul as a young boy witnessed the notorious hit man “The Snake” kill a few lowlifes and since that moment he has dedicated his life to cleaning up the streets of all evil doers. Helping Paul with contract killings is his best friend George who ...
Style: cult film
Plot: gunfight, drug use, infidelity, dominatrix, shooting, handcuffed to a bed, friendship, death, assassin, gun, moral ambiguity, shot to death ...
Place: melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 47
Provoked (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Cindy Maranne, "Americana" from "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," stars in her feature film debut as a newlywed torn between love and violence when her husband is taken hostage in a failed robbery.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hostage situation, policewoman, murder, hostage, woman kills woman, woman shot, female reporter, shot in the back, woman shot in the forehead, shot in the head, gunfight, shooting a woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked ...
Style: suspense, factual, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gang, serial killer, mafia, police, vengeance, mob boss, murder, chase, police detective, police investigation, danger, rivalry ...
Time: year 2005
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Arrest the Restless (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two juveniles get mixed up in a street gang, resulting in the murder of a rival gang leader. A crooked cop pins the murder on the boy, but a detective who knows the truth risks his career to help the kid out.
Plot: rivals, murder, street gang, rival, police officer, police, gang, sergeant
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 1K
Montana (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A seasoned enforcer is given the seemingly routine task of finding the Boss's runaway mistress, Kitty. However Kitty is involved in plans to overthrow the Boss and this routine task gets very complicated.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, cancer, murder, boss, gunfight, deadly, criminal heroes, gangsters, chases and races, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 788
The Super Cops (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, crimes, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, sexual content, graphic violence, academy, urban, hitman, bribe ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 137K
Smokin' Aces (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, twist ending, dark humor, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, fbi, gunfight, disguise, mafia, organized crime, group of criminals, violence spree, brutality, torture, gun ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 40
Crosscurrent (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives investigating a murder committed on one of the city's famous cable cars discover that the victim was the son of a shipping tycoon. The trail leads to a drug dealer, a shady physician and a nervous police captain
Plot: murder, hitman, cable car, police detective, drug dealer, black cop, business tycoon
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
Genre: Crime, Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hired killer pairs up with an amateur filmmaker to provide clients with satisfying footage of enemies getting whacked in this black comedy. Business is down, so hit man Bart is thrilled when Mrs. Ma hires him to kill her enemies -- and film the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, dark humor, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, deadly, partners, crimes, blind ambition, unlikely partners, danger, criminal heroes, revenge, film within a film, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Blood Relative (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a botched robbery, a local crime syndicate sends a rookie enforcer to take care of a loose end. When the hit goes sideways and his civilian girlfriend ends up missing, her brother, Rodd, a mild-mannered guidance counselor, conducts an ...
Plot: italian restaurant, hostage, car chase, kidnap, gym, martial arts, mob, kidnapping, gunfight, sniper, organized crime, hiding place
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 22K
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love, only to discover that they have each been hired to kill the other.
Style: dark humor, suspense, clever, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, female killer, crimes, crime, romance, family relations, dumped, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 7K
Lucifer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: politics, murder, betrayal, husband wife relationship, fight, police officer, revenge, violence, family relations, explosion, father son relationship, shot in the chest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.0
 44
Narx (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story. An undercover cop puts his life on the line to fight corruption in his department, while trying to take down the biggest Drug Kingpin of New York City. No one can be trusted as the body count rises.
Plot: drug dealer, police, undercover cop, corruption, murder
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 17K
Thursday (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, surreal, witty, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, cons and scams, neo noir, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, danger, deadly, drug dealing, suburbs, adoption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Small Town Killers (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The two tradesmen Ib and Edward are tired of their lifeless marriages and dream of living the good life from the stash of money they've earned moonlighting for years. After a huge fight with their wives the two men get drunk and hire a Russian ...
Style: humorous, ironic, semi serious, feel good, light ...
Plot: hitman, divorce, poison, lawyer, handyman, husband wife relationship, alcoholic, hostage, murder, police, bound and gagged, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
For a Few Lousy Dollars (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three friends hold up a restaurant owned by the mob and run into a Hit-man running after a hit gone wrong.
Plot: gunfight, robbery, hitman, violence, cocaine, beer drinking, briefcase, gunshot wound, drug abuse, arrogance, convertible, sunglasses ...
Place: idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fudoh: The New Generation (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, murder, martial arts, vengeance, high school, high school life, teenage life, heroes, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Center of the Web (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An actor is wrongly taken as a professional killer by a band planning to murder the Governor. Then he is hired by the Security Dept. to try to unmask and to catch the leaders.
Style: suspense
Plot: assassination, jail, actor, mistaken identity, chase, bus, innocence, death, school bus, street shootout, police, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%