Movies like Day of the Wolves

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Day of the Wolves (1971)
 5.8
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Day of the Wolves (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of six thieves selected from different areas are sent a letter that promises them a minimum of $50,000 and includes a plane ticket. The letter instructs them to grow a beard. After being given a blindfolded ride from the airport, they arrive at a ghost town and meet with the boss (Number #1, Jan Murray). All of the "Wolves" are assigned a number, wear identical overalls and instructed never to take off the gloves that they are given. They are only to address eachother by their numbers; in that way, if one is caught, he can't rat-out the others. Number #1 reveals to them that they will take over a town, and clean it out. Using the ghost town for training, they develop their tactics to fleece the town.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: small town, cowboy, heist, car, police, gang, violence, telephone, gun, neo noir, city, justice, on the run, robbery, gunfight, sheriff, car chase, cult, tough cop, home invasion, bank, one man army, police brutality, machine gun, parachuting ...
Time: 70s
Place: arizona

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Most similar movies to Day of the Wolves

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and cult film films with plots about violence, gun, gunfight, murder, crimes, police and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Day of the Wolves: Wisdom (1986), Nails (1992), Killers Three (1968), Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977), One Man Force (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wisdom (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Unable to find work after a past felony, graduate John Wisdom and his girlfriend embark on a cross-country bank-robbing spree in order to aid American farmers.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bank, lovers on the run, on the run, college graduate, unemployment, murder, fbi, police, gun, destiny, crime ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
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Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: cult film, surprise ending
Plot: ex wife, tough cop, maverick cop, urban decay, revenge, chase, organized crime, police chase, karate kick, karate chop, tragic hero, dark hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.1
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Killers Three (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: America's DJ Dick Clark and Robert Walker Jr. star as two country boys who decide to rob a pile of cash from a bootlegger, assisted by the man's restless wife (Diane Varsi). But the heist doesn't go as planned and takes a tragic turn. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: heist, wanted, bootlegging, wanted man, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, crime, violence spree, world war two, starting over, special agents ...
Time: 1930s
Place: north carolina, california, south carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days; not only of his life, but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing, and the once adoring people of Pusser's town now fear him and feel like it's time to make a change. There ...
Plot: fistfight, sheriff, gunfight, deputy, deputy sheriff, police vigilantism, justice, spanking, pistol, tough guy, gangster, brawl ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse Pinkman must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: neo noir, gangsters, on the run, gangster, criminal, revenge, police, drugs, escape, violence, drug dealer, flashback sequence ...
Place: alaska, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.0
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One Man Force (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, police officer killed, maverick cop, warehouse, beating, police brutality, anti hero, police detective, fight, revolver, chase, bar fight ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran gets caught in a mob war with a couple of double-crossers.
Plot: violence, mafia, bandit, gang, veteran, heist, heroes, ex soldier, murder, gang war, vietnam veteran, blood spatter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
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Born Bad (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers rob a bank, causing a deadly standoff.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, bullet, wound, gunshot, teenager, blood, gun, suit and tie, caucasian, hostage, violence, robbery ...
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Drive (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, car chase, lone wolves, tough heroes, mechanic, getaway driver, danger, criminal's revenge, organized crime, crimes, heist, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Not for, or Against (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: "Ni Pour, Ni Contre" tracks the fall of a young TV camerawoman, Caty, after she becomes involved with a group of petty criminals and their enigmatic leader, Jean. The gang lives hand-to-mouth until the day Jean plans a daring bank robbery. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, robbery, money, dishonesty, crimes, bank, murder, criminal gang, bank robbery, jewelry, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
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Route 9 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, investigation, drug dealing, cash, sheriff, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, deadly, crime, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Backstreet Justice (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A P.I. is burdened by her late father's reputation as a corrupt cop.
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, maverick cop, female police officer, neo noir, neo-noir, police corruption, police shootout, sex scene, fistfight, martial arts, hand to hand combat, love interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Other Side of Bonnie and Clyde (1968)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Quasi-documentay on Bonnie and Clyde... Larry Buchanan style!
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder, killer, jail, field, mexican revolution, escape, newspaper, thief, gas station, poetry, criminal gang, shot to death ...
Time: 1930s
Place: missouri, iowa, dallas texas, oklahoma, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
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At Close Range (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970's. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: murder, gang, sociopath, rape, gun, crimes, crime, parents and children, siblings relations, teenage life, working class, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978, 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
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U Turn (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, intense, sexy ...
Plot: small town, neo noir, desert, money, on the run, mechanic, betrayal, murder, wilderness, femme fatale, drifter, police officer ...
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, gunfight, greed, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, ambitious ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people have decided to rob the safe of the estate agent Thomas Christidis, whose office is in the center of Athens. The first of them is Ntinos, who is Christidis’ clerk, the second one is Stavros, Ntinos’ younger brother who works ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A policeman is accused of manslaughtering a 14 year old boy, but is acquitted of all charges. Still, he feels a lot of guilt and begins to doubt if he really is innocent after all. A stolen clarinet gives him a lead in his desperate hunt for the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police officer, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, crime, teenage life, heist, redemption, accidental shooting, murder trial, death of child, gun ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Wild Rebels (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stock car driver goes undercover as the wheel man for a motorcycle gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, bank robbery, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, betrayal, gangsters, society, chase, heroes, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Abusing Protocol (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Story: After the death of his brother (Tommy), RJ moves in with Gang Leader (Cane) and quickly finds himself wrapped up in a world of abuse and drugs. Local businessman (Dave) is watching the things he loves disappear in front of his very eyes. What ...
Plot: violence, gang, police, robbery, drugs, sex, hoodie, gangster, gang leader, gun, street gang, affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, epic ...
Plot: gang, violence spree, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, grudge, police shootout, crimes, crime, gang war, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, colombia, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.2
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Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.6
 59
The Heist (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four young criminals are planning a heist against a racecourse and in order to obtain a seed capital they rob a gambling den. They celebrate the successful heist by throwing a party but it turns out to be a lot of disagreement within the group.
Plot: caper, escape, robbery, racetrack, ferry, car chase, prison escape, heist, love, on the run, hotel, illegal gambling ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 75K
The Outsiders (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.
Style: sentimental, stylized, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gang, juvenile delinquent, book, street gang, friendship, small town, murder, juvenile delinquency, machismo, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 80s
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 171
Running Hot (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen convicted of murdering his father escapes from authorities and heads for Arizona with a prostitute.
Plot: escape, teenager, police, prostitute, prostitution, dead boy, skinny dipping, love, masturbation, female masturbation, manhunt, sleazy ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, small town, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, crime, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.9
 86K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, internal affairs, violence, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, sniper, gas station, on the road, convicted felon, texas ranger, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
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El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, criminal, outlaw, violence, gang, track down, crimes, crime, deadly, danger, rivalry, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%