Movies like Pawn

If you like "Pawn" you are looking for tense, rough and serious movies about / with hostage, gangsters, crimes, hostages, danger, tough heroes and crime themes of Action, Crime and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Pawn (2013)
 5.7
 7K
Pawn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gangsters, crimes, hostages, danger, tough heroes, crime, graphic violence, disorder, diner, crime gone awry, hostage negotiator, robbery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Movie in categories

hostage movies
2843
tense movies
11318
gangsters movies
5865
crimes movies
14253
rough movies
8233
hostages movies
736
suspenseful movies
18390

Most similar movies to Pawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, crime, graphic violence, gangsters, profanity and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Pawn: The Wild Card (2004), Broken Horses (2015), Decisions (2011), The Killing Jar (2010), The Entitled (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, gangsters, danger, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, tough heroes, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Broken Horses (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, going straight, crimes, siblings relations, small town, deadly, family relations, gangsters, profanity, graphic violence, hopes, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 3.4
 257
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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 ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, diner, hostage, serial killer, hostages, confined, crime gone awry, isolation, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Movie in collections
crime movies
5966
usa movies
usa
13032
 6.1
 7K
The Entitled (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, crime gone awry, confined, breaking point, disorder, partners, danger, crimes, unlikely criminals, confinement indoors, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.6
 436
One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, crime, gangster, irish american, irish mob
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Absolute Killers (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller - Johnny Graham, raised by the Torino crime family after the death of his parents, is repeatedly torn between loyalty to his adoptive family and his conscience. - Edward Furlong, Grace Johnston, Meat Loaf
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: on the run, danger, gangsters, crimes, chases and races, redemption, murder, witness protection, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
realistic movies
28275
disorder movies
7348
diner movies
1418
Real Gangsters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Real Gangsters tells the story of the Lo Giacamo family, one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. Run by cousins Vincent Lo Giacamo and Jack Lo Giacamo, Real Gangsters shows how these two men maintain control of their dangerous ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, family business, rivalry, rise and fall, family relations, unfulfillment, ambition, danger, organized crime, criminal, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratören (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young robbers, specializing in robbing shopping center security guards, are raging through out Gothenburg. A robbery goes awry when an innocent passerby is killed. Ricky, the gang's young leader, tries to quickly find an expert who ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, law enforcement, crimes, danger, police detective, hunt down, investigation, rivalry, graphic violence, tough law enforcer, disorder, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 2K
The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: danger, siblings relations, crime gone awry, hitman, deadly, crimes, disorder, crime, brutality, mental illness, revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 697
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, danger, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Double Identity (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Chechnya, an American doctor takes a detour in life when he helps a mysterious woman escape from her would-be assailant.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, gangsters, mysterious character, save the lady, heroes, crimes, mistaken identity, daring rescue, woman in danger, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 1990s, year 1992, 20th century
Place: europe, bulgaria, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy, Manhattanite brothers Dylan, Logan and a group of their friends head to Brooklyn for a concert when they meet notorious gangster, Simon and make an ill-advised deal with him. Soon, things go wrong and now the group is desperately running ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, danger, disorder, survival, drug dealing, on the run, escapades, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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
Plot: heist, gangsters, betrayal, danger, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, deadly, hitman, tough heroes, disorder, kidnapping, danger, master criminal, unlikely criminals, crimes, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 712
Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: nothing goes right, danger, ship, kidnapping, gang, disorder, crimes, graphic violence, crime, molestation, organ harvesting, female nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, confined, forced into action, race against time, murder, kidnapping, heroes, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.8
 172
Betrayal (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vazgen "Vaz", a Mobster turned businessman, is pulled back into his past life, when his eldest son is accused of killing a Russian gangster. Now he must find a way to save his family and all that he's built.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, danger, family in danger, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, revenge, violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 483
West 32nd (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer, takes on a pro bono case to exonerate a fourteen-year-old boy from a first degree murder charge, he finds a world he never knew existed in the underbelly of Manhattan - the Korean underworld.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, lawyer, ambition, crimes, mafia, fish out of water, murder, korean american, danger, rivalry, tough heroes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 3.0
 1K
Pimp (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A week in the life of Woody; a Soho pimp, as seen through the eyes of concealed documentary cameras: A week which spirals brutally out of control.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, gangsters, danger, crimes, prostitute, nothing goes right, disorder, drugs/alcohol, profanity, sexual content, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: JW is serving hard time in prison and struggling to get back on an honest path. There are glimmers of hope in his life - some venture capitalists are interested in a new piece of trading software he's developed, and while behind bars he's ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, disorder, gangsters, on the run, dishonesty, crime gone awry, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal, violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 590
Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, secret identity, crime, secret agents, undercover, danger, dishonesty, friends, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 699
Acid Factory (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, disorder, environmentalism, danger, criminal heroes, crimes, crime gone awry, factory, memory loss, undercover, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, hitman, police investigation, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, betrayal, rivalry, danger, tough heroes, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 2K
Chariot (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves unwitting participants in a U.S. government evacuation program gone horribly wrong.
Style: mysterious, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: danger, airplane, amnesia, confined, group of strangers, crimes, mystery, heroes, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, topless dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%