Movies like Man on the Train 2011

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Man on the Train (2011)
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Man on the Train (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious criminal rolls into a small town planning to knock off the local bank, assuming it will go off without a hitch. But when he encounters a retired poetry professor, his plans take an unlikely turn. With no place to stay, the professor generously welcomes him into his home. As the two men talk, a bond forms between these two polar opposites, and surprising moments of humor and compassion emerge. As they begin to understand each other more, they each examine the choices they've made in their lives, secretly longing to live the type of lifestyle the other man has lived, based on the desire to escape their own.
Style: humorous, atmospheric, witty, semi serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, crimes, human nature, mysterious character, partners, small town, bittersweet, bank robbery, professor, chance meeting, heist, friends, crime, criminal heroes, female director, bank robber, existentialism
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, crime, friends, friendship, heist, partners and buddies mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Man on the Train: Hunting Elephants (2013), Gravity (2009), Graduation (2007), American Mobster (2010), The Last Tunnel (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Man on the Train (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man, Milan (played by Johnny Hallyday) steps off a train, into a small French village. As he waits for the day when he will rob the town bank, he runs into an old retired poetry teacher named M. Manesquier (Jean Rochefort). The two men strike up a ...
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Plot: odd couple, friendship, mysterious character, criminal heroes, buddies, human nature, heist, golden years, crimes, small town, male bonding, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Hunting Elephants (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this hilarious crime comedy, a gifted 12-year-old boy and three elderly men plan a bank robbery in order to seek revenge on the institution for cheating the youngster after the death of his father.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, biting ...
Plot: unlikely criminals, partners, friendship, cons and scams, friends, disorder, elderly, youth, crimes, retirement home, one last job, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, jerusalem
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Gravity (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of a seemingly settled bank employee who breaks the shackles of his everyday life and becomes a wanderer between worlds. Frederik is an up-and-coming young bank employee who lives an ordinary life. When a bank customer, whom Frederik has ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, disorder, life turned upside down, buddies, crimes, unlikely criminals, dark humor, partners, criminal heroes, dishonesty, suicide by gunshot, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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53%
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Graduation (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four best friends, about to graduate from high school, must find a way to raise money to help a family member in need. When one of them discovers her banker father having an affair, the foursome plots to rob his bank during graduation ceremonies. ...
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, heist, graduation, unlikely criminals, teenage life, high school, cons and scams, high school life, buddies, partners ...
Time: contemporary
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American Mobster (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nick Romano is a young Italian American fighting his own personal demons. He's got a chip on his shoulder and a lot to prove. Teamed with his crazy but always loyal partner Carlo, the two small time hoods are on the streets trying to hustle and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, new york
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The Last Tunnel (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently released prisoner reunites his criminal colleagues to pull off one last heist.
Style: humorous, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, heist gone wrong, gang, betrayal, retiring, bank robber, friends, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
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45%
By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, parents and children, friends, romance, buddies, city life, small town, small town life, crimes, lovers on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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Borsalino (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1930 Marseilles two small-time crooks join forces when they meet brawling over a woman. Starting with fixed horse races and fights, they start to find themselves doing jobs for the local gangster bosses. When they decide to go into the business ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crime, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, criminal heroes, ex convict, friends, rivalry, criminal's revenge, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: europe, france, south of france, provence, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Magician (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Following the dealings of a Melbourne-based hitman Ray as seen through the eyes of his ex-neighbour and friend Max, an Italian film student. Max and his camera witness Ray's work life as it unfolds from day to day, giving an insight into a ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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, fish out of water, human nature, disorder, friends, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, golden years ...
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Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic, adaptation directed by original author
Plot: prison, confined, prison life, farce, fish out of water, friendship, disorder, drugs/alcohol, goofy hero, elderly, nothing goes right, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Dukes (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Dukes,a Doo Wop group, were on top of the world at 17, now are struggling for survival in 2008. Their manager is desperately trying to get them work but is met with failure at every turn. Finally pushed to the extreme , they pull a heist only a ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: unlikely criminals, self discovery, heist, crimes, life is a bitch, gambling, down on your luck, fight, music band, singer
Time: contemporary
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Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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The Repentant (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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River of Grass (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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WiseGirls (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous
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Crazy Stone (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
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Country: India
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, exciting
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Free Money (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Swede (Marlon Brando), a prison warden, rules his family and his prison with an iron hand in one of the coldest parts of North Dakota. When an inmate dies under mysterious circumstances, however, the FBI sends in agent Karen Polarski (Mira ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
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Siberian Education (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a gang of children growing up in a community of banished criminals, in a forgotten corner of the former Soviet Union. This community rejects the world outside. The only law it obeys… is its own. Against this backdrop two best friends, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, bleak ...
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Duration: 85 min.
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Weirdsville (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, idiotic, realistic, offbeat
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First Sunday (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: humorous, not serious, entertaining, feel good, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
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99 (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
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Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, surprise ending
Plot: gambling, chase, gangsters, dishonesty, buddies, crimes, cons and scams, heist, crime boss, caper, conspiracy, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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13 m? (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jose is looking for a way out of his small time banlieue deals. When he overhears a conversation between his girlfriend and his step-brother,he might just have found a very lucrative way.Together with his two best friends,he decides to attack an ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, crime gone awry, heist, confined, crimes, disorder, partners, hiding place, police, gun, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cool! (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This movie follows a gang of Morrocan/Dutch youngsters into their criminal career.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, biting, witty
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, heist, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gangsters, buddies, youth, bank, reform school, partners, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Bottle Rocket (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that ...
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Place: texas, usa
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27%
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Bluffmaster! (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Roy is a professional conman, who has raised his work to the level of an art. The only true thing he has is his love for Simmi someone who is so rooted, honest and sincere, that he can't bring himself to tell her the reality of who he is. But ...
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: one last job, cons and scams, teaching the ways of the world, couple relations, crimes, buddies, apprentice, bollywood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vengeance, terminal illness, dumped by girlfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
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