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Backflash (2001)
 5.3
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Backflash (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, crime gone awry, odd couple, cons and scams, gangsters, heist, desert, kidnapping, murder, crimes, on the road, chase, rivalry, store, partners, disorder, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, money, criminal, restaurant, male female relationship, motel ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Backflash

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, rivalry, disorder and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Backflash: The Immortals (1995), Catchfire (1990), Betrayal (2003), Beyond the City Limits (2001), Windfall (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Immortals (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elaborate heist unites 8 strangers in a simultaneous assault on targets all over the city- and explodes in a hailstorm of gunfire and high-speed chases in this powerful action-thriller. Recruited by a Mafia nightclub owner (Eric Roberts), 4 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, erotic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, disorder, odd couple, criminal heroes, partners, rivalry, mind game, reluctant partners, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 4K
Catchfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lovers on the run, fall in love, love affair, woman in danger, gangsters, mafia, hidden identity, rescue, on the run, criminal heroes, manhunt, kidnapper kidnapped relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 1K
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond the City Limits (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three women outsmart unsavory men who try to cheat them out of their take in an almost-botched casino heist.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, crime gone awry, partners, casino, empire, friends, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA
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: gambling, heist, crime gone awry, adventure, betrayal, dishonesty, hidden identity, partners, buddies, rivalry, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cold Around the Heart (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A jewel thief moves towards a reunion of revenge with his lover, who pushed him out of their speeding getaway car.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, cynical, tense ...
Plot: lovers on the run, hitchhiker, chase, dishonesty, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, on the road ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 844
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, disorder, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, art theft, murder, gangsters, on the road, cons and scams, disorder, friends, police detective, criminal heroes, partners, on the run ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, social decay, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, hidden identity, cons and scams, fish out of water, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, false accusation, casino, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stolen money, gangsters, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, car chase, psychopath, hitman, drug abuse, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Breach of Trust (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For opposite reasons, an undercover federal agent and a small time hood join forces to take on a union of drug lords and dirty cops.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cartel, computer, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, criminal's revenge, partners, police investigation, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, heist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 653
High Voltage (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, gangsters, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, bank, murder, money laundering ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 946
Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, cynical, serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, crimes, disorder, on the road, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 3K
Deadfall (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime gone awry, crimes, uncle nephew relationship, greed, last wish, manipulation, femme fatale, going straight ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 831
The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, unlikely criminals, criminal's revenge, gang, heist, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, master criminal, stock broker, gambling, compulsive gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 953
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, crimes, witnessing a crime, gangsters, dishonesty, crime gone awry, introspection, criminal heroes, working undercover, rivalry, empire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, crime gone awry, disorder, hitman, tough heroes, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, on the run, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
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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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, gangsters, prisoner, criminal, disorder, graphic violence, criminal heroes, christmas, diamonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 584
Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: psychopath, mind game, mystery, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, heist, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Road to Juarez (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American ex-con with Mexican underworld ties ensnares a pair of young misfits into a dangerous heist in Mexico. Inspired by true events.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, chase, crime gone awry, cons and scams, buddies, desert, dishonesty, ex convict, graphic violence, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.8
 501
Out in Fifty (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A reformed ex-convict enters a love triangle and gets manipulated into being a scapegoat in a murder scheme for revenge.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, scapegoat, ex convict, revenge, manipulation, criminal's revenge, protagonist as suspect, crimes, going straight, law enforcement, crime gone awry, disorder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.4
 322
Detour (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Danny and his gang attempt to rob the warehouse of a mob boss, they find themselves on the run. Danny goes back to his hometown to find his mother has recently died leaving him the farm on the condition that he must open the dairy and run it ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: on the run, mob boss, warehouse, crime gone awry, gang, gangsters, going straight, crimes, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, drug dealing, addiction, dishonesty, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: neo noir, buddy movie, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, private investigator, crimes, helicopter, rescue, investigation, kidnapping, vietnam veteran, suitcase of money, disorder, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, gangsters, criminal, dishonesty, disorder, on the run, crimes, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, violence, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, crime gone awry, heist, murder, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, couples, hitman, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, vengeance, cons and scams, drug dealing, betrayal, rivalry, criminal heroes, track down, prison, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 606
Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mind game, race against time, criminal's revenge, heist, master criminal, psychopath, car chase, car thief, woman in danger, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%