Movies like In the Shadows

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In the Shadows (2001)
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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 him to do stunts. While waiting for the word to kill this mentor, Eric discovers the joy of stunt work and of being part of a family. Meanwhile, several people are looking for the dead man's briefcase of money and a cloth bag of illegal drugs that he stole from an undercover FBI agent now desperate to get the borrowed drugs back to the bureau. The stunt coordinator says that 'we dance in the shadows of death.' Can Eric step out into the sun?
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, undercover, witnessing a crime, gangsters, rivalry, working undercover, introspection, crime gone awry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, empire, gang, murder, fall in love, chase, vengeance, drug dealing, on the run, moral dilemma, disorder, stuntman, assassin, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, miami, florida

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Most similar movies to In the Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, murder and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like In the Shadows: Protection (2001), Ready 2 Die (2014), Toxic (2008), Fatwa (2006), Federal Protection (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, starting over, going straight, hidden identity, criminal heroes, vengeance, special agents, crime gone awry, dishonesty, rivalry, hitman, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 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
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78%
 3.7
 950
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, track down, mentally unstable, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, criminal's revenge, sexual content, murder, empire, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.8
 471
Fatwa (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, empire, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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
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63%
 6.1
 988
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, murder, frame up, crime gone awry, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, gang, racism, police corruption, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, fall in love, moral dilemma, starting over, introspection, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
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Double Bang (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An honest cop enters the dark world of murder and corruption.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, undercover, special agents, investigation, police corruption, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry, working undercover, murder, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 2.9
 157
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, drug abuse, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, chemistry, graphic violence, cons and scams, frame up, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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 ⇓
53%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hitman, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, spy, woman with a gun, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 704
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, cons and scams, odd couple, crime gone awry, chase, heist, rivalry, murder, desert, kidnapping, on the road ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 2K
Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, espionage, rivalry, stalking, prodigy, psychopath, crimes, false identity, fight, blackmail, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: track down, gangsters, crimes, on the run, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, vengeance, police corruption, swat team, armed forces, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.0
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Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, juvenile delinquency, working undercover, police corruption, urban ghetto life, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
 4.5
 458
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: erotic, neo noir, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, journalism, beach, hitman, female nudity, drug overdose, stolen money, frame up, false accusation, working undercover, heist, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 ⇓
42%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry, drug dealing, revenge, murder, death of father, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, gangsters, crimes, witness protection, murder, redemption, violence, woman in danger, graphic violence, district attorney, u.s. marshal, new identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, working undercover, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, friendship, murder, dark humor, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: special agents, murder, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, dishonesty, journalism, law enforcement, couple relations, empire, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.7
 2K
29 Palms (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a bag filled with money goes missing from a casino, the Hitman (Chris O'Donnell) must retrieve it. While he tracks the stash down, the bag changes hands numerous times, finding its way to the Drifter (Jeremy Davies) and the Waitress ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, romantic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, conspiracy, casino, criminal's revenge, bag of money, undercover, on the run, unlikely criminals, rivalry, crime gone awry, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, car, mafia, devil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 739
Framed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: New York detective Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill) a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money laundering. Santini plays a major ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, undercover, mind game, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, gangsters, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, master criminal, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, vengeance, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, murder, who done it, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, coitus, female nudity, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witness, courtroom, kidnapping, murder, prison, injustice, power relations, restaurant, legal, dedicated lawyer, witnessing a crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%