Movies like Yonkers Joe

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Yonkers Joe (2008)
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Yonkers Joe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Yonkers Joe tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: casino, gambling, redemption, cons and scams, crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, hopes, mentally challenged, dishonesty, one last chance, father, cheating, son, partners, crime, con men, scam, dice
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, las vegas, usa, nevada

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Most similar movies to Yonkers Joe

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and humorous films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, heist, cons and scams, criminal heroes and gangsters mostly in Crime, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Yonkers Joe: Shade (2003), The Winner (1996), The Gambler (2014), The Forger (2014), The Swindle (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
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The Winner (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A long lucky streak makes a nice guy the target of opportunists like his brother, his girlfriend, and some guys from New Jersey.
Style: realistic, serious, dark humor
Plot: seduction, luck, casino, blind ambition, crimes, criminal heroes, hitman, neo noir, cons and scams, murder, deadly, bounty hunter ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, race against time, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
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The Forger (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, only to be forced to alter his plans and commit one more job for the man who financed his release.
Style: sentimental, serious, suspenseful, touching, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, going straight, criminal heroes, terminal illness, child illness, family problems, heist, single parent, parents and children, crime, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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78%
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The Swindle (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and Betty is convinced he plans to steal that money.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: gambling, heist, casino, cons and scams, crimes, crime, disorder, hidden identity, forgery, criminal's revenge, intrigue, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mr. White Mr. Black (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hoshiarpur based Gopi's dying father asks him to locate Kishen and hand-over a piece of land to him, and subsequently passes away. Gopi heads out to Goa and this is where he will be taken for a ride not only by Kishen, but also by Kishen's ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heist, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, police, gangsters, con artists, diamond, martial arts, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 61K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, mind game, fbi, ambition, casino, manipulation, temptation, manipulations, boss and employee, computers and web, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
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67%
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Crunch Calhoun, a third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief, teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. But it's not just about the book for Crunch — he's keen to rewrite some ...
Style: exciting, humorous, tricky, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, gang, art, forgery, border crossing, motorcycle, thief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, warsaw poland, detroit, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Bannen Way (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Bannen Way is a slick, sexy, action-packed show about Neal Bannen, a charming con-man with a police chief for a father, a mob boss for an uncle and a weakness for beautiful women, who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, disorder, law enforcement, romancing a criminal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, hopes, deadly, gangsters, criminal, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
61%
3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: It was an ingenious enough plan: rob the Riviera Casino's count room during an Elvis impersonator convention. But Thomas Murphy decided to keep all the money for himself and shot all his partners, including recently-freed ex-con Michael Zane. ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, heist, crimes, crime, cons and scams, robbery, trial, disguise, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, gang, brat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.7
 519K
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to ...
Style: witty, clever, exciting, twists and turns, humorous ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, thief, outsmarting, scheme, casino, group of criminals, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, millionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime gone awry, chases and races, false accusation, partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, dishonesty, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film chronicles the exploits of the title character, Charlie, played by Raymond J. Barry (Training Day) a career criminal intent on scoring one last big pay day. When his "perfect crime" goes bad, Charlie flees to Los Angeles to hide ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, dishonesty, heist, family relations, parents and children, strong violent content, disorder, crime gone awry, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Sushi Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heist, gangsters, retribution, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, cons and scams, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Safe Men (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two untalented singers are mistaken for a pair of major league safe crackers in Providence, Rhode Island. The two are pressed into service by the local hoodlums and quickly find themselves in conflict with their professional colleagues. Romantic ...
Style: humorous, feel good, not serious, buddy comedy, absurd ...
Plot: safecracker, mistaken identity, cons and scams, organized crime, comedy of errors, crimes, crime, unlikely criminals, heist, goofy hero, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany, USA, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three washed-up actors must deliver the most convincing performances of their lives as part of a dangerous plot designed to finance their triumphant comeback.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: hollywood, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, elderly, crime, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 10K
Criminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, crime, con artists, crimes, manipulation, partners, manipulations, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, perfect crime, small time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joely Richardson plays a con artist who changes identities faster than most women change hair color. Going on the lam with her daughter (Hayden Panettiere), she scams her way into a prosperous marriage and, when that union sours, pulls off a murder ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, serious
Plot: murder, single parent, mother daughter relationship, cons and scams, hidden identity, on the run, parents and children, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, false identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north carolina
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46%
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Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robbers Ace and Scratch are caught in the act of robbing a casino vault and are caught after a long chase by the owner of the casino, who chooses not to send them to jail but instead hires them on as security consultants. The current head of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, rivalry, hidden identity, adventure, betrayal, dishonesty, partners, buddies, disorder, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Venus & Vegas (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When three Vegas buddies attempt the score of a lifetime, they have to walk a fine line between their girlfriends who want their heads, and the mobsters who want them dead.
Style: not serious, humorous, captivating, tense, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, casino, couple relations, buddies, nothing goes right, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, disorder, nudity (full frontal - brief), chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
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Red Bear (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bear has never gotten over the separation from his wife and daughter after having been convicted for armed robbery and homicide and sent to prison. Now he is out, to finally get his cut of the money and reunite with his family, or at least avenge ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: going straight, heist, redemption, estrangement, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, society, family relations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Danny Ocean's team of criminals are back and composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank doublecrosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that he and his team will do anything to bring ...
Style: clever, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, revenge, casino, mentor, businessman, millionaire, criminal's revenge, vengeance, group of criminals, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, mexico, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kaleidoscope (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Romantic comedy which has Barney Lincoln and Angel McGinnis as a pair of amorous adventurers in the gambling places of London and the Riviera. Barney Lincoln is a rambling gambling man who scores sensational wins at poker and chemin de fer because ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: casino, crime, unlikely criminals, mind game, partners, criminal heroes, wedding, couples, mate swapping, disorder, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Lookalike (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two crooks looking out for a drug lord's love interest scramble to find a look-alike after she dies unexpectedly.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: fall in love, cons and scams, drug lord, physical appearance, crimes, dishonesty, mute or deaf, crime, love and romance, false identity, lookalikes, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Going in Style (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three senior citizens in their 70s who live together are slowly decaying in endless days with nothing to do but feed the birds. One of them comes up with an idea - rob a bank. They certainly could use the money if they get away with it and if they ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, elderly, friendship, senior citizen, bittersweet, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, disorder, friends, golden years, partners, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Gettin' Square (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: heist, going straight, starting over, criminal heroes, friendship, crimes, nothing goes right, buddies, crime gone awry, hopes, prisoner, parole officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Walking Vengeance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Frantic to be free of Felix, her wealthy but drunken and violent drug-lord husband, Ana (Elena Anaya) tricks her fresh-from-prison sister, Aurora (Ariadna Gil), and two other ex-partners in crime into coming to her aid. Now that their crew is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Plot: vengeance, danger, gangsters, family problems, heist, family relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, crimes, strong female character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 10K
Foolproof (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kevin, Sam and Rob have an unusual hobby: planning foolproof heists, without intending to actually perform them. The game goes wrong when their latest plan is stolen and carried out. Things get even worse when a mysterious man approaches them with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, faked death, master criminal, blackmail, race against time, betrayal, partners, crime, crimes, dishonesty, buddies, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 2K
Street Thief (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kaspar Carr is a professional burglar who lives and works in Chicago. Carr loves his job and is good at it, and two documentary filmmakers are granted access to his private world when he agrees to let them make a film about him.
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, crimes, thief, planning, hold up, safecracker, escapades, rivalry, danger, crime, double agent, petty criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%