Movies like Once Upon a Time in Venice

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Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
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Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Steve Ford is a private detective in Venice Beach, Calif., who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches and wild about his dog Buddy. When local thugs steal Buddy, Ford turns to Spyder, their devious leader, and forges an unlikely alliance. With help from his best friend, Steve pulls out the big guns to retrieve Spyder's stolen cash and cocaine and save Buddy.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspense, semi serious
Plot: private investigator, thief, gang, person in a car trunk, dog, crimes, investigation, justice, chase, danger, escapades, lone hero, fight scenes, twists & turns, gangsters, police officer, male nudity, female nudity, sex scene, swearing, graffiti, skateboard, breasts, loan shark, metal detector ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, humorous, captivating and realistic films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, gangsters, murder, chases and races and gang mostly in Action, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Venice: Cop Out (2010), Girls Gone Gangsta (2009), This Girl Is Bad-Ass!! (2011), Nun of That (2008), The Bodyguard (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, robbery, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, financial problem, disorder, friends, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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100%
Girls Gone Gangsta (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, save the day, battles, danger, escapades, store, city life, friendship, revenge, strong female presence ...
Place: usa
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59%
This Girl Is Bad-Ass!! (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bike messenger, hired by competing mob bosses to smuggle goods, finds that her only way out is a confrontation erupting into a battle of bullets, blows and kicks to the face.
Style: exciting, humorous, light, captivating, tense ...
Plot: martial arts, crimes, disorder, gang, escapades, chase, drug smuggling, danger, strong female presence, riding a bicycle, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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50%
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Nun of That (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Nun of That is an action-comedy that follows Sister Kelly Wrath as she transforms from a nun with a simple temper problem to a vengeful killer. After being gunned down in an alley, she ascends to heaven to receive training from some of the great ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, clergy, rivalry, danger, vigilantism, crimes, nun, convent, murderer, murder, transformation, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Bodyguard (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer's son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targets by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, tough heroes, deadly, crimes, gangsters, danger, gang, assassination, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Man on High Heels (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Ji-wook is a cold-blooded detective who would brutally assault and stop at nothing to catch criminals. However, despite her perfectly masculine appearance, Ji-wook struggles with a secret desire to be a woman. At last, Ji-wook decides to transition. ...
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, captivating
Plot: police officer, transsexual, transvestism, police, gang, crossdressing, cross dressing, car accident, hostage, revenge, flashback, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Black Ninja (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a beautiful witness, in a case against a ruthless mobster, Malik ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, hotshot lawyer, danger, superhero, crimes, gang, vigilantism, deadly, society, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Main Hoon Lucky the Racer (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Ram and Lakshman a.k.a Lucky are brothers. Ram is a sincere guy who grows up to become an honest cop. Lucky is a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys life. Ram and Lucky have a tom and jerry kind of fight going on. Siva Reddy is a factionist who wants to ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, tense, light ...
Plot: rivalry, investigation, crimes, fall in love, chase, political corruption, murder, vengeance, brother brother relationship, graphic violence, car chase, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two inept, small-town Sheriff's Deputies catch an escaped prisoner that they believe was wrongly convicted.
Style: captivating, intense, humorous, tense, exciting
Plot: escaped convict, innocence, escape, chase, friendship, justice, danger, wilderness, gang, old west, redemption, crimes ...
Place: usa
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43%
 7.0
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Gabbar Singh (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Gabbar Singh is a 2012 Telugu action film directed by Harish Shankar. The film is produced by Bandla Ganesh under Parameshwara Art productions banner and stars Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Haasan in lead roles. Devi Sri Prasad, who previously worked with ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, fall in love, village, love and romance, police, revenge, gang, rivalry, friendship, danger, society, village life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 782
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A 30-something couple unintentionally become involved in a botched jewel heist while shopping for wedding rings.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, couples, witnessing a crime, on the run, unlikely criminals, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, hitman, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crimes, buddies, heist, partners, car chase, dishonesty, car, rivalry, auto repair, danger, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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42%
Concrete Blondes (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three down-on-their-luck, twenty-something female roommates are living paycheck to paycheck in a rundown apartment, when one night they stumble across $3 million dollars in a suitcase amidst the bloody aftermath of a drug shootout. Despite wanting ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, dishonesty, drug dealer, warehouse, rivalry, danger, murder, stolen money, crime, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Kane Files: Life of Trial (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Scott Kane (Drew Fuller), a man with a checkered past is trying to live a clean life. When his son Owen falls ill, Kane finds his only option is to turn to Daniel Morgan (William Atherton), the local kingpin of the criminal underworld. Morgan offers ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, danger, wanted, family relations, vengeance, rivalry, going straight, on the run, escape, manhunt, abduction, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
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In Security (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The owners of a failing security company start robbing houses to boost business.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, entertaining ...
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, robbery, couples, danger, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Enter the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Georgie Hung is handsome, stylish and charming but he hides a secret that his old-fashion father, Hung who is a Triad leader, can never forgive. He has been sent to Thailand since he was a child and never returned. After Hung's death, his ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, leadership, mistaken identity, disorder, rivalry, gang, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gay son, triad, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, china, hong kong
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41%
30 Minutes or Less (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delivery guy, strap a bomb to his chest, and advise him that he has mere hours to rob a bank or else...
Style: humorous, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, comic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: race against time, profanity, buddies, crime, escapades, crimes, kidnapping, heist, danger, threat, nudity (full frontal - brief), pizzeria ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hot Dog (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.
Style: exciting, tense, humorous, captivating, satirical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fake kidnapping, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, friendship, escapades, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, chase, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany
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40%
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Bangkok Adrenaline (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four backpackers arrive in Thailand to party and drink. A gambling game goes wrong and with their lives on the line they desperately decide to kidnap a billionaires daughter. Things go wrong when her 'father' doesn't play ball and ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, escapades, race against time, crime gone awry, confined, crimes, on the run, gang, blackmail, kidnapping, billionaire, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
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40%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
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Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, gang, crimes, family relations, going straight, urban ghetto, society, mexican american, murder, smuggling, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
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Blood Shot (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the award winning short film, Blood Shot is the story of a cop named Rip whose life falls apart as he chases a terminator-like vampire, who happens to be a hitman for the CIA. They must join forces to stop a terrorist cell before its too ...
Style: humorous, captivating, tense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, crimes, vampire, danger, track down, rivalry, imaginary, deadly, couples, partners, violence, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Black Out (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After ruthless gangsters wrongfully accuse him of stealing from them, a retired criminal has 24 hours to creep back into his past life and retrieve a bag of coke before his fiancée is killed.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: wedding, robbery, cocaine, memory loss, crimes, gangsters, drug dealing, race against time, disorder, axe, muscle car, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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37%
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Torrente 2: Mission in Marbella (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For this second film in the cult comedy series Torrente takes our fat police officer from Madrid to Marbella in Spain to investigate a villain’s plot to destroy the city with a missile. This James Bond style slapstick comedy became the most ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, fighting crime, race against time, gang, goofy hero, disorder, fish out of water, terrorism, rivalry, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 10K
Next Day Air (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two inept criminals are mistakenly delivered a package of cocaine and think they've hit the jackpot, triggering a series of events that changes ten people's lives forever.
Style: realistic, humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: comedy of errors, disorder, crime gone awry, danger, drug dealing, goofy hero, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, escapades, employer employee relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Precious Cargo (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: heist, diamond, crime boss, betrayal, danger, thief, heist gone wrong, assassination attempt, diamonds, gang, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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Hooper (1978)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Burt Reynolds plays a legendary stunt man known as Sonny Hooper, who remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, light, intense ...
Plot: hollywood, rivalry, bar fight, filmmaking, friendship, stuntman, chase, aging, partners, ambition, buddies, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, birmingham alabama, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
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The FP (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park -- a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution."
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, contests and competitions, fight for supremacy, hip hop, crimes, friendship, society, uninhibited rivalry, urban, vengeance, profanity ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
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Anonymous Rex (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The dinosaurs didn't go completely extinct when the asteroids hit 65 million years ago. Today, every ten thousandth person in the country is a dinosaur, evolved to be human-sized, wearing sophisticated solid-light holographic disguises to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: murder, private detective, dinosaur, hidden identity, investigation, social misfits, danger, physical appearance, partners against crime, crimes, escapades, transformation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Crazy Girls Undercover (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is about a group of Las Vegas sexy showgirls who are undercover agents working with a former C.I.A. agent (Robertson) to stop a terrorist attack.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, danger, race against time, rivalry, deadly, save the day, escapades, bomb, murder, hunt down, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%