Movies like The Lawbreakers

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The Lawbreakers (1961)
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The Lawbreakers (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of a scheme to double-cross the syndicate and steal its money, and of a police commissioner '​s efforts to investigate homicides that take place as the scheme unfolds while also fighting corruption in the city government and police department.
Style: noir
Plot: exotic dancer, lawyer, unfaithful husband, deception, gunfight, nightclub, organized crime, airport, blackmail, murder, mayor, secretary, car accident, train station, crooked lawyer, promotion, locker, tape recording, shoot out

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, blackmail, death, dishonesty and gun mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Lawbreakers: The Letter (1982), Kona Coast (1968), The Kansas City Massacre (1975), Hoodlums (1980), I'm Your Woman (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, deception, infidelity, trial, marriage, court
Place: malaysia
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95%
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: stylized, surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, corruption, hallucination, blackmail, drug abuse, organized crime, police brutality, crime, crimes, murder investigation, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, texas
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92%
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Kona Coast (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sam Moran (Richard Boone) is a Honolulu charter-boat captain who leads fishing expeditions in the tropical paradise. When his daughter is found murdered at the party of a wealthy young playboy, he seeks the truth about the murder. Convinced the ...
Plot: recovering alcoholic, hypodermic needle, ice cube, fisherman, death, crawling, woman drowned, homosexual, sitting in a tree, interrogation, burial at sea, monkey ...
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
The Kansas City Massacre (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Gangsters free one of their colleagues being escorted to prison and kill several FBI agents and local police officers in the attempt. FBI agent Melvin Purvis puts together a special squad to track down and capture the men responsible.
Plot: bandit, gunfight, gangsters, murder, criminal gang, fbi, gangster
Place: kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Hoodlums (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loretta is a singer and escort in a mob-owned NYC nightclub and illegal casino. The favorite working girl of manager George, Loretta is unhappy with her current occupation and looking for a way out. George, meanwhile, is losing his stranglehold on ...
Plot: nightclub, bandit, casino, business, escort, vigilante, gangster, gangsters, singer, affair, exploitation, prostitute ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
I'm Your Woman (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this 1970s set crime drama, a woman is forced to go on the run after her husband betrays his partners, sending her and her baby on a dangerous journey.
Style: tricky, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, blood, disco, on the run, hiding place, murder, car accident, crying baby, cooking, organized crime, manipulation ...
Time: 70s
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79%
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American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, semi serious, intense, suspense ...
Plot: cons and scams, fbi, partners in crime, mayor, crimes, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, female bonding, sorority, friendship between women, female friendship, all female cast, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A tale of passion, crime and punishment set in the summer of 1949. Ed Crane, a barber in a small California town, is dissatisfied with his life, but his wife Doris' infidelity presents him with a chance to change it.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, trial, court, false accusation, deception, crimes, crime, infidelity, life is a bitch, couples, self discovery, existentialism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, drug dealer, hitman, police detective, cable car, father son relationship, african american, doctor, car chase, pier, crime boss, teenager ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
On Seventh Avenue (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A rising designer leaves a top fashion house to rescue her retired father's New York apparel business.
Plot: father son relationship, drug, shot in the head, restaurant, company, embezzlement, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, mob boss, fashion show, model, nightclub ...
Place: new york, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Double Exposure (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: White collar crime, a crooked PI and a top notch homicide forensics team come together in this low-budget erotic thriller about a wife killed while in a hotel room with her lover.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, marriage, extramarital affair, private detective, haunted by the past, infidelity, blackmail, regret, evidence, anger, obsessive love, accusation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
...and justice for all. (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
Style: suspense, realistic, disturbing, captivating, clever ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, fighting the system, lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, moral dilemma, price of justice, lawyers and clients, injustice, false accusation, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brookside: The Lost Weekend (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A special, video only story set on the Brookside close. On Friday 14th November 1997, a five night a week storyline ended in a cliffhanger and this video completes the story - a tale of kidnapping extortion and violence. The action-packed episode ...
Plot: container, nightclub, blackmail, rape, kidnapping
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Assignment to Kill (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing and murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, private investigator, cons and scams, betrayal, private detective, dishonesty, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crime, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: switzerland, europe, zurich switzerland, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, epic, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, prohibition, rape, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, torture, murder, rise and fall ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: neo noir, cult film
Plot: female police officer, murder, maverick cop, neo-noir, police corruption, karate, police shootout, gun, love interest, ambush, police officer, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eddie's friends are numerous, but the term friends is suspect. As a small time hood Eddie is about to go back to jail. In order to escape this fate he deals information on stolen guns to the feds. Simultaneously he is supplying arms to his bank ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, ice hockey, snitch, crimes, crime gone awry, arms dealing, government agency, graphic violence, down on your luck, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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
Style: neo noir
Plot: hitman, death, murder, video tape, criminal, mafia, police, blackmail, husband wife relationship, pursuit, drugs, gun ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, immigrants, terror, fear, husband wife relationship, polish american, insanity, nurse, judge, ex husband ex wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Delta Fox (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Woman is kidnaped by hitman who discovers that he is the target of another hitman.
Plot: gunfight, hitman, yacht, explosion, machine gun, pistol, female nudity, truck, telephone call, handgun, porsche, money ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rescue, seduction, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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She Said No (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A successful career woman is raped by a prominent lawyer. However, when she takes the case to court, it results in a hung jury. When the DA's office declines to retry the case, the lawyer opts to sue the woman for malicious prosecution and ...
Style: suspense
Plot: rape, lawyer, anger, rapist, miscarriage of justice, accusation, district attorney, courtroom, confrontation, lawsuit, police, defamation
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Mobsters (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a group of friends in turn of the century New York, from their early days as street hoods to their rise in the world of organized crime...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, friendship, betrayal, murder, crimes, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, blind ambition, organized crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Hard Eight (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.
Style: neo noir, clever, gloomy, tense, serious ...
Plot: gambling, blackmail, casino, ransom, prostitute, crime, crimes, christmas, betrayal, cons and scams, missing person, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa, atlantic city new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
In the Glitter Palace (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The ex-girlfriend of a laywer/detective, who left him for a lesbian lover, asks him to defend her lover in a murder case.
Plot: investigation, murder, blackmail, murder investigation, lesbianism, whodunit, false accusation, lesbian, lawyer, lesbian interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Crime of Passion (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a physician is murdered, his eldest daughter is accused of the crime, but the man's seductive new wife may not be all that she appears.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, doctor, false accusations, stepmother, death, husband wife relationship, physician, father daughter relationship, bound and gagged, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, false accusation of murder ...
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46%
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, bandit, crimes, crime, psychopath, rich and poor, interracial relations, gambling, graphic violence, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%