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Crown witness (2007)
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Crown witness (2007)
Original name: Swiadek koronny
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Blacha (Robert Wieckiewicz), an ex-middleman in the criminal underground, is the key witness in an enormous Pruszkow mafia bust. As such he is kept under lock and key hidden away from the world. Intent on getting an interview with the ex-gangster is Marcin Kruk (Pawel Malaszynski), whose pregnant wife was collateral damage in a mafia car-bomb several years back with Blacha being his main suspect. Fortunately Blacha holds Marcin's journalistic work in very high regard, hence agrees to an exclusive interview in a secluded hotel in the Hel peninsula. There he retreads his criminal life...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, sincere, clever, bleak, realistic, talky
Plot: gangsters, crimes, injustice, journalism, starting over, frame up, legal, dishonesty, deadly, political intrigue, reporter, interview, revenge, haunted by the past, murder of wife, hitman, conspiracy, crime, royal family, media, law enforcement, criminal heroes, state affairs, police, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, deadly and rivalry mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Crown witness: Chicago Overcoat (2009), Consignment (2007), A Quiet Life (2010), Hot Boyz (2000), 56 So Far (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, aging, elderly, one last chance, hitman, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: rough, serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, faked death, hitman, gangsters, deadly, hidden identity, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.2
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: deadly, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, dirty cop, gangsters, crime, criminal heroes, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, chase, hostage, police, tough law enforcer, on the run, police investigation, siege, law enforcement, master criminal, hostages, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation, tv show, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.9
 221
The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, head bandage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
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The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, intrigue, legal, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
 572
One Last Dance (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Crime
Country: Singapore
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An assassin is hired to kill the men responsible for kidnapping an important man's son. With every death, the killer gets closer to the last kidnapper's name... his own.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Animal (2005)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: His name: infamous. His reputation: ruthless. But when James "Animal"Allen is locked up in a maximum security prison, he meets a revolutionary who changes his life. Now a reformed man, James is released only to find that his own son has ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Paid (2006)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paid is a film noir in the tradition of the French gangster movie. It is a story about underworld characters that have come to regret the choices they have made and now secretly long for a different and more meaningful life. It is also a love story ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, crime, prostitute, gun, hotel, female nudity, pistol, shot in the head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ...
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Silver Man (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A street performer fights a pathological man for his girlfriend's love.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Crew (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Hoping to raise enough capital to finance a legitimate business and leave behind his life of crime, Liverpool underworld boss Ged Brennan sends his brother Ratter and a crew to pull a daring final heist. But when Ratter kills a drug kingpin during ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, survival, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, gang, heist, brother brother relationship, one last job, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 679
Silent Partner (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gordon Patrick, a young CIA analyst is assigned to investigate the mysterious death of a major Russian political figure.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: politics, cia, undercover, investigation, political corruption, state affairs, law enforcement, crimes, femme fatale, deadly, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
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Johnny Was (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Johnny Doyle escapes a violent past in Ireland to lie low in London, until his former mentor Flynn breaks out of Brixton Prison...
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: gangsters, danger, dishonesty, crimes, drug abuse, haunted by the past, drug dealing, criminal heroes, starting over, rivalry, reggae, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, ireland, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%